SPRINGFIELDState Rep. Chuck Jefferson, D-Rockford, encourages residents of the 67th District to nominate area veterans for the Veteran of the Month award sponsored by the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs.
Veterans are the pride of our country, these selfless individuals have made great sacrifices to protect our freedom, Jefferson said. It is important that we assist, honor and thank veterans whenever possible.
The Veteran of the Month awards the work of veterans who are community activists. Each month, the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs Director L. Tammy Duckworth selects a person or group that contributes to the betterment of Illinois. The nominees must live in Illinois and contribute significantly to their chosen profession and through volunteer work. Nominations are judged based on the overall scope of impact and benefit to fellow veterans. For more information or to submit an entry, visit