Illinois State Senate District 25 issued the following announcement on Nov. 27.
November is a month of celebrating all that is good about our nation’s freedom and its democracy.
The first week of November in even-numbered years, we typically exercise our right to vote for our state and federal lawmakers – a privilege many take for granted. Millions of people in countries around the world have struggled to win and maintain the opportunity to voice their opinions in free and open elections. Closer to home, civic-minded people have pledged to support our freedoms and work on our behalf on the town councils and the county boards, and in the Illinois General Assembly and United States Congress.
On November 11, we honor our veterans, the men and women who left their home and families to protect our freedoms and defend our rights. These brave souls fought for our freedom and many did not return. We honor their sacrifices, the courage they displayed in fighting and the determination to succeed not for themselves but for all of us. It is because of veterans, those before them, those fighting today, and those who follow afterward that we enjoy this liberty. We owe them our thanks, our gratitude and our admiration.
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