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VETERANS WERE CELEBRATED AT THE STATE FAIR SUNDAY. 

 

VETS GOT IN FREE AT THE FAIR AND SPECIAL CEREMONIES AND A PARADE WERE HELD TO HONOR THE STATE'S MORE THAN 700 THOUSAND VETERANS. GOVERNOR J-B PRITZKER THANKED THE VETS FOR THEIR SERVICE AND TALKED ABOUT THE STATE'S COMMITMENT TO THEIR NEEDS.

 

 

THE GOVERNOR ALSO SAID THE STATE HAS A VETERAN'S TASK FORCE TO BETTER MEET THE NEEDS OF INJURED VETS AND NEW COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR THOSE RETURNING FROM SERVICE. 

 

ILLINOIS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY ACTING DIRECTOR AND RETIRED BRIGADIER GENERAL ALICIA TATE NADEAU SPOKE TO THE CROWD AND LOOKED TO THE FUTURE.

 

 

OTHER SPECIAL DAYS COMING UP AT THE FAIR INCLUDE FIRST RESPONDER DAY, AGRICULTURE DAY AND FAMILY DAY. THE FAIR RUNS THROUGH SUNDAY, AUGUST 18TH.

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