Rep. Willis Promotes Illinois Veterans History Project

NORTHLAKE, IL – To create a permanent record of the names and stories of Illinois war veterans and civilians who served our state and country during war, state Rep. Kathleen Willis is encouraging residents to participate in the Illinois Veterans History Project that was launched by Secretary of State Jesse White.

“The Illinois Veterans History Project gives veterans and their family members the opportunity to share their memories into a permanent record so their service and patriotism may be honored and remembered for many years in the future,” Rep. Willis said. “I encourage residents to take part in this statewide project so that the contributions of many brave men and women will never be forgotten.”

To participate in this project, veterans or their family members can fill out an Illinois Patriots Information form from the Secretary of State’s office that can be obtained at driver service facilities throughout Illinois or on their website Those who participate will receive an Official Certificate of Appreciation for their participation in this project.

“Each and every day we must be thankful for the courageous efforts of the brave men and women who serve our country,” Rep. Willis said. “As your state Representative, I’m committed to protecting vital services for veterans and increasing veteran appreciation in Illinois. I encourage veterans and their families to take a moment to review information about the Illinois Veteran History Project and participate to share your memories with residents throughout the state.”

For more information about the Illinois Veterans History Project please contact Rep. Willis’s constituent service office at 708-562-6970

Kathleen Willis is serving her first term in the Illinois General Assembly as State Representative of the 77th District, which includes O’Hare Airport and portions of Addison, Bellwood, Bensenville, Franklin Park, Maywood, Melrose Park, Northlake, Stone Park, and Wood Dale.