Submit stories for Illinois Veterans History Project

The Illinois Veterans History Project, developed as part of an effort by the Library of Congress and the Illinois Secretary of State’s office, needs the help of Illinoisans to ensure veterans are not forgotten.

Illinois military veterans and their families are being asked to submit their stories, photos, and mementos to be put on display at

The Illinois Veterans History Project is a statewide initiative to collect, preserve, and make accessible first-hand recollections of veterans who served in the five military branches. Submissions can be searched by name, war, and hometown of the veterans who submitted materials. The collection currently contains more than 6,700 records.

To submit an entry, visit and complete an Illinois Patriot Information Form to the Illinois State Library. Completed forms can be submitted electronically to or by mail to the Illinois State Library, 300 S. Second St., Springfield, IL 62701−1796. 

Dave Syverson

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