For the second year, we are honoring the military service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform who have passed away.
To honor loved ones and friends who have served in the U.S. Armed Services, we encourage you to submit a photograph and written remembrance of your deceased veteran to be displayed on the Illinois State Capitol Memorial Day Remembrance Wall. Your submissions will be displayed in the State Capitol Rotunda starting at the beginning of the Memorial Day holiday weekend, May 26, through July 4.
Please e-mail to MemorialDay@senategop.state.il.us a photo and written remembrance (maximum of 250 words) with the following information: Name, Military Branch (Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, National Guard, Navy), and Conflict Served (Afghanistan and Iraq, September 11, Gulf War, Vietnam, Korea, WWII, WWI, peacetime, other). Military photos are preferred, but not necessary.
To see the Memorial Day Remembrance Wall slideshow from last year, click here. You can also view this incredibly moving video about the display, to see exactly how your loved one will be remembered in the Capitol.
The deadline to submit is Monday, May 23.
You can also mail your remembrance and photo to: Memorial Day Remembrance Wall, 309G State House, Springfield, IL 62706.
Questions can be directed to 217-782-1650.
Thank you for participating as we honor our brave service members in uniform this Memorial Day and every day.
Let's honor our heroes and keep their legacies alive.