All Illinois veterans, active-duty personnel, and
friends and families of service members are being encouraged to
participate in a special Veterans Legislative Day May 22 in
The Legislative Day will provide briefings, updates from members
of the Senate's Veterans Affairs Committee, and opportunities for
veterans to meet with legislators. It is sponsored by state Sen.
Bill Brady, R-Bloomington, and other members of the Senate
The event will begin with check-in from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
in the Hall of Flags in the Howlett Building on the State Capitol
Complex in Springfield. The day's programs will begin at 11 a.m.
Lunch will be provided for all veterans and their guests who RSVP
by May 13. Registration is being conducted online at
Those who do not have Internet access can make reservations by
calling 217-782-1650. Additional information -- including a map
showing the location of the Howlett Building, as well as updates on
the event -- is also available at the Web site.
Although sponsored by the Republican senators, the Veterans
Legislative Day will be strictly nonpartisan. I look forward to
seeing you all May 22 in Springfield.
State senator, 44th District
May 12, 2008]
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