Nomination deadline is August 31, 2018
information provide by IDVA
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (July 25, 2018) – The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs is honoring 200 veterans from across the state who have gone above and beyond the call of duty on their achievements and on the extent to which their contributions have aided, benefited and provided inspiration to their community.
More than 100 veterans have already been nominated to be recognized as part of Illinois’ Bicentennial celebration, but IDVA is looking for more nominations.
Nominees will be evaluated based on their achievements in dedicating their time and energy to build their communities and assist their fellow veterans and service members.
The honorees will be announced in September and will be featured guests at the Bicentennial Party Gala, which will be held at Chicago’s United Center.
Anyone can nominate a hero. The Governor’s Office of the Illinois Bicentennial and the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs will accept nominations through August 31, 2018.
Written nominations can be sent to the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs, 69 W. Washington Street, Chicago, Illinois 60601. Online submissions can be made by clicking “Honor 200” at www.illinois.gov/veterans.
The Official Illinois Bicentennial Celebration began December 3, 2017, with events in Springfield and Chicago. The celebration has continued with programs and events throughout 2018, ending with the Bicentennial Birthday Party on December 3, 2018, at the United Center. The HONOR 200 veterans will be recognized during the birthday gala.