Veterans Day display returns to the Capitol

The Senate Republicans have been hosting an annual Veterans Day tribute since 2017. This year’s tribute will be on display at the Illinois Capitol from Nov. 11 to Nov. 20.

To help remember veterans, tell their incredible stories, and honor their service on Veterans Day, State Senator Sue Rezin (R-Morris) is encouraging constituents to submit a tribute and photo of their loved ones who served their country so it can be displayed on the annual Veterans Day “Wall of Honor.”

Sen. Rezin says the tribute serves as a reminder to everyone who visits the Capitol of the bravery and sacrifice of Illinoisans who answered the call to protect our nation.

Families who would like to participate in this year’s display should submit the following:

  • Name;
  • Photos (Military photos are preferred but not required);
  • Written stories (max: 250 words);
  • 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).

If possible, please email submissions to by Nov. 11. Submissions will be accepted through Nov. 20, and the display will be updated daily to include new entries. Submissions can also be mailed to Veterans Day Wall, 309 G Statehouse, Springfield, IL 62706. For questions, please call 217-782-1650.

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