OTTAWA, Ill. – State Rep. Lance Yednock, D-Ottawa, passed a resolution in the Illinois House of Representatives to help recognize the Galetti family, who has had eight brothers from their family that have served their country and the State of Illinois in the military.

“When we look for real heroes, we don’t need to look any further than the Galetti family,” said Yednock. “Eight brothers from the family have served their county in the armed forces and are honorable veterans, which is incredible. We owe them our freedom and much more, and that’s why I am proud to help recognize them by helping designate a road in their honor.”

Yednock passed House Joint Resolution 61, which would designate a stretch of Illinois Route 6 from Hollowayville to Ladd Junction as the “Galetti Brothers Memorial Highway” in honor of the brothers and their services. The Galetti Brothers have had members serve in the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marines. 

“It’s important that we always honor and remember our veterans, those that are still with us, those that have passed on, and those that made the ultimate sacrifice,” said Yednock. “By honoring these American heroes, we continue to make sure their legacy and service are remembered both today and in the future.” 

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