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State Fair Honors Veterans
If you were at the state fair Sunday, you may have seen plenty of veterans on the fairgrounds.
Sunday was Veterans Day, and there were several events going on for them.
Earlier in the day, there was a Helping our Hometown Heroes event held at the Lincoln Stage. Staff with the Illinois Department of Employment Security assisted veterans in locating their nearest IDES office to help them find employment.
The VFW was also on hand to help veterans.
"This is, for us, it's a mission almost to go out and find people that need the help and can help," VFW member Bryan Juergensmeyer said. "Get the forces together and find a way to get the word out."
Gov. Pat Quinn was also on hand for a special ceremony for veterans.
All veterans received free admission to the fair Sunday.