With Veterans Day approaching on Nov. 11, State Senator Dave Syverson (R-Cherry Valley) is asking local residents to honor family members or friends who are veterans at part of a memorial display in the Illinois State Capitol.
The Illinois Senate Republican Caucus is once again hosting their annual Veterans Day Wall of Honor display at the Statehouse, from Nov. 7 to Nov. 20. The memorial will feature a large electronic display of veterans and their stories, along with a wall where visitors can write notes of thanks to those who served.
“This is an opportunity to pay tribute to the legacies and sacrifices of these brave men and women who served our nation,” said Senator Syverson. “Send us photos and stories of loved ones who served as veterans to be displayed on the first floor of the State Capitol.”
Senator Syverson is encouraging friends and families to submit a photo and short story (fewer than 250 words) about their veterans by Nov. 6, so the information can be a part of the Veterans Day Wall of Honor display. Entries can be submitted to VeteransDay@sgop.ilga.gov or mailed to Veterans Day Wall, 110D State House, Springfield, IL 62706.