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Veteran's Day at the 2022 DuQuoin State Fairhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=25348Veteran's Day at the 2022 DuQuoin State Fair8/23/2022 9:32:40 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 Sunday, August 28th.
Veterans and Gold Star Families Day at the 2022 Illinois State Fairhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=25277Veterans and Gold Star Families Day at the 2022 Illinois State Fair8/8/2022 7:54:41 PM(Springfield) - The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA), the Illinois Department of Agriculture, and the Illinois State Fair invite veterans and their family members to enjoy a free day at the Illinois State Fair on Sunday, August 14, 2022.
THE VETERANS' HOME AT QUINCY EXPERIENCES INCREASE IN COVID-19 CASEShttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=25176THE VETERANS' HOME AT QUINCY EXPERIENCES INCREASE IN COVID-19 CASES7/12/2022 7:29:56 PMJuly 12, 2022 –The Illinois Veterans' Home at Quincy is experiencing an increase in COVID-19 cases among its veterans and staff. Based on robust rapid testing and the support of the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) laboratories, in quick succession the Department identified 16 residents and 10 staff positive for COVID-19.
STATEMENT FROM IDVA DIRECTOR TERRY PRINCEhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=25140STATEMENT FROM IDVA DIRECTOR TERRY PRINCE7/1/2022 5:09:37 PMJuly 1, 2022 - Governor JB Pritzker ordered flags across Illinois to fly at half-staff to honor one of our own. Corporal Nathan Carlson, a Marine hero and fellow Illinoisan, returned home after making the ultimate sacrifice of military service when he and four fellow Marines perished in an aircraft accident during a training exercise in the California desert.
STATEMENT FROM IDVA DIRECTOR TERRY PRINCE https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=25133STATEMENT FROM IDVA DIRECTOR TERRY PRINCE 6/30/2022 8:32:46 PMJune 30, 2022 - Today, Governor JB Pritzker requested that all flags be flown at half-staff to honor an American hero, Hershel “Woody” Williams, the nation’s last remaining World War II Medal of Honor recipient.
Illinois Receives Nearly $200 Million in Federal Funding for Enhancements to the Veterans' Home at Quincyhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=25117Illinois Receives Nearly $200 Million in Federal Funding for Enhancements to the Veterans' Home at Quincy6/28/2022 7:29:16 PMJune 28, 2022 - Illinois is the recipient of a final grant of $194,762,750 from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs for enhancements to the Illinois Veterans’ Home at Quincy.
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.

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