Illinois veterans deserve our utmost honor, respect, and remembrance. They dedicated their lives to protect our country, freedom, and others around the world. While we can never do enough for these brave men and women, small tokens of appreciation can go a long way in honoring them and showing younger generations the impact our veterans have on the fabric of our country and our lives.
To show appreciation for veterans and their sacrifices, Sen. DeWitte is joining the Illinois Senate Republican Caucus in teaming up with the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs to showcase their legacy of service. They are encouraging everyone across the state to submit a photograph and written story of any veteran, which will be displayed on the Veterans Day “Wall of Honor” in the Capitol Rotunda from November 5 to November 16.
HOW TO SUBMIT A VETERAN:
Send a photo and written story (max: 250 words) along with the following information: name, military branch (Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, National Guard, Navy) and conflict served (Afghanistan, Iraq, September 11, Gulf War, Vietnam, Korea, WWII, WWI, Peacetime, other). Military photos are preferred but not necessary.
Email your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 5
Mail to Veterans Day Wall, 309 G Statehouse, Springfield, IL 62706
For questions, call 217-782-1650
Watch the video below to learn more about the “Wall of Honor”