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ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS ANNOUNCES 9TH ANNUAL SPRINGFIELD VETERANS DAY PARADEhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=24108ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS ANNOUNCES 9TH ANNUAL SPRINGFIELD VETERANS DAY PARADE11/4/2021 7:57:08 PMSpringfield, IL – The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs, along with the Interveterans Council of Sangamon County, Elk’s Lodge Post #158, Hayes-Krell Military Order of the Purple Heart, invite residents to celebrate and honor Illinois veterans at the 9th Annual Veterans Day Parade on November 11th.
Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs and Serve Illinois Revive the Spirit of Service through Serving Those Who Served https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=24087Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs and Serve Illinois Revive the Spirit of Service through Serving Those Who Served 11/1/2021 4:25:04 PMSpringfield, IL – The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs in partnership with Serve Illinois today launched the 2021 Serving Those Who Served program, a week of service projects created to thank service men and women, veterans, and their families across the state from beginning November 4th and ending on Veteran’s Day, November 11th.
OPERATION RISING SPIRIT ENCOURAGES LETTERS OF SUPPORT TO ILLINOIS VETERANS https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=24060OPERATION RISING SPIRIT ENCOURAGES LETTERS OF SUPPORT TO ILLINOIS VETERANS 10/27/2021 7:46:16 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) today relaunched “Operation Rising Spirit,” asking service organizations, volunteers, and residents across Illinois to continue raising the spirits of military veterans at state veterans’ homes in Anna, Chicago, LaSalle, Manteno, and Quincy, Illinois.
Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs Home Coordinator Gwen Diehl to Join Operation HerStory - First All-Female Honor Flighthttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=23977Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs Home Coordinator Gwen Diehl to Join Operation HerStory - First All-Female Honor Flight10/5/2021 2:55:48 PMChicago, IL – Gwen M. Diehl, Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs Veteran Home Coordinator, will join the Operation HerStory all-female honor flight on October 6. Operation HerStory is a partnership between many organizations including Honor Flight Chicago and Daughters of the American Revolution to provide this special opportunity to the more than 7,000 senior women veterans in Illinois.
Josephine Bogdanich, Manteno Veterans Home resident, participates in First All-Female Honor Flight https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=23966Josephine Bogdanich, Manteno Veterans Home resident, participates in First All-Female Honor Flight 10/1/2021 3:13:43 PMManteno, IL -- Josephine Bogdanich, Women Army Corps, US Army Corps, resident of the Manteno Veterans’ Home since 2017, will board her second honor flight and the first all-female honor flight, Operation HerStory, October 6, 2021.
Veteran's Day at the 2021 DuQuoin State Fairhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=23789Veteran's Day at the 2021 DuQuoin State Fair8/24/2021 2:47:29 PMSpringfield – The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA), the Illinois Department of Agriculture, and the DuQuoin State Fair invite veterans for a free day at the fair on Sunday, August 29.
WWI Veteran Lost at Sea Memorialized at Oak Ridge Cemeteryhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=23421WWI Veteran Lost at Sea Memorialized at Oak Ridge Cemetery6/11/2021 9:57:00 PMSPRINGFIELD – Today the Veterans Memorial Foundation (VMF), the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) and Staab Funeral Home remember a special World War I veteran lost at sea. A marker now stands at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Block 31, Lot 175, Grave 1 in Springfield, Illinois to memorialize the bravery of Otto Harrison Evans.
Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs Releases Independent Report on COVID-19 Cases at LaSalle Veterans Homehttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=23229Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs Releases Independent Report on COVID-19 Cases at LaSalle Veterans Home4/29/2021 10:36:31 PMSPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) today released an independent report that was requested by the Governor’s Office last fall to fully investigate a COVID-19 outbreak at the LaSalle Veterans home and detailed its progress on corrective actions that the agency began taking last fall.
Pritzker Administration Announces First Round of COVID-19 Vaccine Administered to Residents and Staff at State Veterans' Homeshttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=22542Pritzker Administration Announces First Round of COVID-19 Vaccine Administered to Residents and Staff at State Veterans' Homes1/4/2021 5:12:55 PMSPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs (IDVA) today announced that all residents and employees of the Illinois Veterans’ Homes have had the COVID-19 vaccine made available to them. The first dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine was administered this week to all residents and staff who opted to receive it. The second dose will be administered at the homes in three weeks, with vaccine continuing to be made available to those who have not yet opted to receive it.
IDVA and IDPH Investigating Single Case of Legionnaires' Disease at Quincy Veterans' Homehttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=22540IDVA and IDPH Investigating Single Case of Legionnaires' Disease at Quincy Veterans' Home12/23/2020 9:21:11 PMQUINCY – The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) are investigating a single case of Legionnaires’ disease in a resident at the Illinois Veterans Home – Quincy (IVHQ).

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