5 May 2015
The monument of the country’s national hero was unveiled at the Lincoln Park on 19 June 1999. It is one of only two life-size monuments in Continental U.S.A. and one of the six outside the Philippines.
The monument was the initiative of the Order of the Knights of Rizal and the Filipino-American community organizations.
Dr. Jose Rizal visited Chicago, Illinois on 11 May 1888 enroute to New York City. He arrived in Chicago at 8:14 am and left the city on the same day at 8:25 pm.
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