State Senator Craig Wilcox (R-McHenry) is inviting family members of veterans to submit entries to the Senate Republicans’ annual Veterans Day Display at the State Capitol. The annual display pays tribute to our state’s and nation’s servicemen and women with a video presentation and memorial wall in the Capitol rotunda.
“This year’s ‘Honoring Those Who Served’ Veterans Day Display will be available for visitors to the Capitol to see from November 10-28, and I hope to have many beloved veterans that either live or lived in the 32nd District or are cherished relatives of those who live in the district,” said Sen. Wilcox, a 24-year veteran and retired Colonel from the U.S. Air Force. “I invite anyone who loves a veteran to submit a photo and short story that can be used in the display.”
Families that would like to participate should submit a photo and a written story that is no longer than 250 words, and include the veteran’s name, military branch (Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, National Guard, or Navy) and any conflict served (Afghanistan, Iraq, September 11, Gulf War, Vietnam, Korea, WWI, WWII, Peacetime, other). Military photos are preferred, but not required.
Submissions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than November 10, 2022, but late entries will be added to the display through November 28. Submissions can also be mailed to Veterans Day Wall, 108 Statehouse, Springfield, IL, 62706.
“We have many honorable veterans in the 32nd District I would love to see every one of them honored in this year’s Veterans Day Display at the State Capitol,” added Sen. Wilcox. “It is a touching tribute for those who gave so much to preserve the freedoms we hold dear.”
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