Submissions needed for Illinois Veterans History Project

The Illinois Veterans History Project, developed as part of an effort by the Library of Congress and the Illinois Secretary of State’s office, needs your help to ensure our veterans are not forgotten.

The project is a statewide initiative which seeks to collect, preserve and make accessible first-hand recollections of veterans who served in the five military branches.  

Illinois military veterans and their families are being asked to submit their stories, photos, and mementos to be put on display at

Submissions can be searched by name, war, and hometown of the veterans who submitted materials. So far the collection contains more than 6,700 records.

To submit an entry, visit and complete an Illinois Patriot Information Form to the Illinois State Library. Completed forms can be submitted electronically to or by mail to the Illinois State Library, 300 S. Second St., Springfield, IL 62701−1796. 

State Senator Sue Rezin also wants to remind people that the Senate Republican Caucus’ Veterans Memorial Wall is still on display in the State Capitol in Springfield through November 27th.

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