With Veterans Day right around the corner, State Senator Jason Plummer (R-Edwardsville) is encouraging constituents to honor the brave men and women who have served our country. Constituents are encouraged 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.
“I was proud to serve in the United States Navy with some of the best people our Nation has to offer. We should always thank and honor our veterans for their courage and the many sacrifices they made protecting our nation,” said Senator Plummer. “The least we can do is show respect by sharing a photo and story to honor their service in the Illinois State Capitol.”
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 and/or era served (Afghanistan, Iraq, 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.
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