Nominate an Illinois Veteran
"HONOR 200" will recognize Veterans all across Illinois who go above and beyond service to their fellow Veterans and Communities
To nominate a Veteran use one of the forms below
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Governor Rauner and Department of Veterans’ Affairs Director Erica Jeffries announced on November 8, 2017 the launch of HONOR 200 Veterans, a signature program of the Illinois Bicentennial Celebration.
In partnership with the Illinois Bicentennial Office the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs will honor the work of 200 Veterans from across the State whose contributions are above and beyond the call of duty. Nominations will be evaluated on their achievements and on the extent to which their contributions have aided, benefited and provided inspiration to their community.
The Boeing Company is a Presenting Sponsor of the Illinois Bicentennial Veterans program and the Illinois Bicentennial HONOR 200 campaign.
Please read the Guideline for Nominations before completing the nomination. Below are two nomination forms to use. Once completed, nominations can be sent two ways.
Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs
George W. Dunne Office Building
Attn: Illinois “Honor 200” Bi-Centennial Award
69 W. Washington Street, Suite 1620
Chicago, Illinois 60601
Email to: Patricia.Watkins-Oliver@illinois.gov
The Official Illinois Bicentennial Celebration will begin this December 3rd, 2017 with events in Springfield and Chicago and will be commemorated with programs and events throughout 2018, culminating with the Bicentennial Birthday Party on December 3rd, 2018 in the United Center. The HONOR 200 veterans will be recognized during the Birthday Gala. For information on the Bicentennial and to find out how your community can participate go to