Sen. Anerson asks for photos and stories of veterans to be showcased at Illinois Capitol

To help pay tribute to veterans and honor their legacies and sacrifices, State Senator Neil Anderson 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.

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 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.

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