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STATEMENT REGARDING MANTENO VETERANS' HOME COVID-19 OUTBREAKhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=25057STATEMENT REGARDING MANTENO VETERANS' HOME COVID-19 OUTBREAK6/15/2022 3:43:12 PM
Vietnam Soldier Dog Tag Returned to His Familyhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=24756Vietnam Soldier Dog Tag Returned to His Family4/11/2022 6:38:45 PMWho: Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs/Illinois Veterans’ Home at Quincy
HIGHWAY 20 DESIGNATED AS MEDAL OF HONOR HIGHWAYhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=24693HIGHWAY 20 DESIGNATED AS MEDAL OF HONOR HIGHWAY3/30/2022 4:01:58 PMSenate Joint Resolution 28 designating U.S. Highway 20 as Medal of Honor Highway unanimously passed today as Illinois joins the effort to rename the 3,365 miles of Highway 20 spanning the nation from the Pacific to Atlantic Oceans.
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.

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