Submit a Story of Your Favorite Kane County Veteran To Be Showcased in Springfield

Submit a Story of Your Favorite Kane County Veteran To Be Showcased in Springfield

State Sen. Donald DeWitt is inviting families to submit stories of veterans to be showcased at the Illinois Capitol.

DeWitte (R-St. Charles) is encouraging constituents to submit a tribute and photo of their loved one who served our country to be displayed on the annual Veterans Day “Wall of Honor” in the Illinois Capitol.

“Our veterans deserve this recognition, and the Senate Republicans’ Wall of Honor provides an opportunity for families to have their loved ones who answered the call to serve memorialized in this year’s tribute at the State Capitol,” said DeWitte. “I invite every family from the 33rd District who has a loved one who served in the military to participate and submit an entry.”

This year’s tribute wall will be on display from Nov. 11 through Nov. 23.

Families and friends who would like to participate should submit the following to be displayed on the annual Tribute wall:

  • Photo of veteran (military photos are preferred but not required).
  • Written story (max: 250 words)
  • Name of veteran
  • Military branch (Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, National Guard, Navy)
  • 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. 23, 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 additional information, call 217-782-1650.

SOURCE: Office of state Sen. Donald DeWitte