November 11, 2021

Duckworth Delivers Keynote Address at Lake County Veterans Memorial Plaza Dedication


[WAUKEGAN, IL] — Combat Veteran and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), a member of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee who served in the Reserve Forces for 23 years, celebrated Veterans Day with a keynote address at the dedication of the new Lake County Veterans Memorial Plaza in Waukegan. During her remarks, Duckworth highlighted the importance of advocating for and honoring Veterans not just on a single day, but every other day as well, including by helping ensure they have access to the benefits they’ve earned and the resources they need. Photos from the event are available here.

“Our Veterans put country over self and redefine bravery time after time, tour after tour,” said Duckworth. “The truth is that we can all do more to honor them when they get home. They deserve more than just an ovation on Veterans Day, they deserve to be honored the other 364 days of the year, as well. The Illinoisans who have worked tirelessly to make this Lake County memorial happen understand how critical this support is, and I’m so pleased to have this permanent reminder here, every day, of our Veterans’ sacrifices and heroism.”

Duckworth was joined by U.S. Representative Brad Schneider (IL-10), Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs (IDVA) representatives and Lake County as well as Waukegan officials.