The third annual Wall of Remembrance Display at the Illinois Capitol opened Tuesday morning. The display memorializes the men and women of Illinois who have sacrificed their lives during military service.
State Senator Paul Schimpf of Waterloo represents the 58th district. The former marine says there’s nothing he can say to adequately express the country’s gratitude for our fallen heroes.
Schimpf says Americans should reflect on Memorial Day, and ask ourselves if we are doing our best to make America the best it can be.
Governor Bruce Rauner was also in attendance at the event Tuesday morning. He says the United States wouldn’t be what it is without those willing to sacrifice their lives for the country.
The display will be open to the public in the Capital Rotunda during normal business hours through July 4th.