Veterans Day at the Illinois State Fair
Sunday, August 14, 2022 9am-4pm
Springfield State Fairgrounds
801 E Sangamon Ave
Springfield, IL 62702
As summer is upon us, it is once again that time of the year to celebrate and remember our heroes from all branches and all eras. We will gather on Sunday, August 14th at the Lincoln Stage on the Illinois State Fairgrounds. We begin the day at 9:30am with the Gold Star memorial program, where we will remember the fallen heroes of Illinois. Families in attendance will receive a yellow rose to lay in honor of their loved one. The main program will take place on the Lincoln stage at noon with guest speakers and music. The Veteran Benefit Expo will take place across the street in the Shed from 10am to 3pm.
Several schools will be participating in the street right behind the stage in a JROTC competition. Judges will make marks as the schools compete and will be tallied. In the afternoon the schools will be awarded 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
At 4pm Service Organizations will gather towards the back of the fairgrounds where we will kick off a veteran's day parade through the fairgrounds. Fairgoers will receive a hand-held flag to show support and honor our veterans.
Please join us for a special day to be spent with those that have fought for our freedom and given their all.