CHICAGO – As Veterans Day approaches, state Rep. Lakesia Collins, D-Chicago, is reminding residents to thank veterans for their service and highlighting legislation introduced or passed this year to support veterans.
“Our veterans deserve our gratitude every day, but Veterans Day gives us the opportunity to take a moment to thank those veterans special to us in our lives,” said Collins, “Our service members make huge sacrifices to protect our freedom and they deserve our recognition and thanks.”
Collins is honoring Veterans Day by highlighting legislation introduced or passed this year that will support past and current service members. Collins co-sponsored legislation to give property tax exemptions to disabled members of the United States Armed Forces who served during World War II, regardless of the veteran’s level of disability.
“This Veterans Day, be sure to thank a veteran, support a veteran owned business, or support our current service members as they protect our country,” Collins said. “I look forward to continuing supporting veterans and ensuring they have the resources they need to be successful.”