To help pay tribute to veterans and honor their legacies and sacrifices, State Senator Sally Turner (R-Beason) 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 10 through November 28 in honor of Veterans Day.

“The veterans of our nation deserve to be honored for all of the sacrifices they make in order to protect our country,” said Senator Sally Turner. “The ‘Honoring All Who Served’ Veterans Day Display is a small token of our appreciation for the brave men and women who dedicate their lives to ensuring our safety and way of life.”

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 by November 10, 2022, to be included in the Veterans Day Display at the Illinois State Capitol. Submissions will be accepted through November 28, and the display will be updated daily to include new entries. Submissions can also be mailed to Veterans Day Wall, 108 Statehouse, Springfield, IL 62706. For questions, please call (217) 782-0956.

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