Sen. Bryant seeks family 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 Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) 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.

“Without question, the veterans of our state and nation deserve the utmost respect and remembrance,” said Sen. Bryant. “The ‘Honoring All Who Served’ Veterans Day Display at our state Capitol is the least that we can do to honor these heroes and keep their legacies alive for future generations.”

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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