Sen. Brady encourages families to
submit stories of veterans to be showcased at Illinois Capitol
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[October 11, 2017]
SPRINGFIELD - In an
effort to honor the sacrifices made by veterans of the United States
Armed Forces, and to remember their contributions to our nation,
this upcoming Veterans Day, State Senator Bill Brady is encouraging
constituents to submit a tribute and photo of a friend or loved one
who served our country to be displayed in the rotunda of the
Illinois State Capitol from Nov. 1 to Nov. 13.
“Generations of brave men and women have answered
the call to serve our nation and we owe them a great debt of
gratitude,” said Brady. “On Veterans Day, let’s show them that a
grateful nation honors them and remembers their sacrifices.”
Families are to submit 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.
Please email submissions to
by Oct. 30.
Submissions can also be mailed to:
309 G Statehouse,
Springfield, IL 62706
For questions, call 217-782-1650.
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The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs is also partnering
with the Senate Republican Caucus on this tribute to veterans.
“This Veterans Day, let us remember the service of our veterans, and let us
renew our national promise to fulfill our sacred obligations to our Illinois
Heroes and their families who have sacrificed so much so that we can live free
every day of our lives,” said Erica Jeffries, Director of the Illinois
Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
For those who submit a tribute and would like to visit the Capitol to see their
loved ones story on display, you can check out this video before you travel to
[Office of Senator Bill Brady]