Illinois State Senate District 58 issued the following announcement on Oct. 8.
As Veterans Day approaches, now is the time to start thinking about ways to honor Illinois veterans and share their incredible stories. State Senator Paul Schimpf (R-Waterloo) is asking constituents to submit a photo and write a tribute to a loved one who has served in the United States Armed Forces to be displayed on the Veterans Day “Wall of Honor” in the Illinois State Capitol from November 4-15.
“All of our veterans have made numerous sacrifices protecting our country,” said Senator Schimpf. “Submitting a photo and sharing a story will help all of us support and remember our Illinois veterans on this very important day.”
To honor an Illinois veteran, please submit photos and written stories (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 firstname.lastname@example.org by Nov. 3. Submissions can also be mailed to Veterans Day Wall, 309 G Statehouse, Springfield, IL 62706. For questions, call (217) 782-7330. Thank you for your help in honoring our Illinois veterans.
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 Springfield,https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovxa81OwYYA&feature=youtu.be
Original source can be found here.