To help pay tribute to veterans and honor their legacies and sacrifices, State Senator Dale Fowler is encouraging constituents to submit a photo and story of their loved one who served our nation so it can be displayed in the rotunda of the Illinois Capitol from November 7 through November 20 in honor of Veterans Day.
“Veterans Day is a time to honor and express gratitude to all the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces,” said Senator Fowler. “It is important that we never forget the dedication, sacrifice, and commitment made by those who have served and who are currently serving. I encourage anyone to submit a photo and their story so we can honor all veterans during this very special holiday.”
Families are asked to submit a photo and written story (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.
If possible, please email submissions to email@example.com to be included in the Veterans Day Display at the Illinois State Capitol. Submissions will be accepted through November 6, and the display will be updated daily to include new entries. Submissions can also be mailed to Veterans Day Wall, 110D Statehouse, Springfield, IL 62706. For questions, please call (217) 782-7219.