ROMEOVILLE, Ill. – Ahead of Veterans Day, state Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, is thanking veterans for their service and highlighting her work to support veterans, including legislation she introduced to implement Green Alert, a public notification system for missing veterans and active-duty service members.
“Veterans Day is a time to say thank you and show our appreciation and support for our veterans and service members who have sacrificed so much for our freedoms,” said Manley. “The brave men and women who have put their lives on the line to protect our country deserve to be protected by us at home, so I am fighting to create the Green Alert program.”
To honor Veterans Day and thank past and current members of the Armed Forces for their service, Manley is highlighting House Bill 3273, which would create the Green Alert program. Under the program, when a law enforcement agency is alerted there is a missing member of the Armed Forces, they must contact the Illinois State Police, National Crime Information Center, Illinois Department of Transportation, and local media outlets to disseminate information on the individual and help locate them.
“It is a top priority of mine to give back to our veterans and show our appreciation for all they have done to protect our country,” continued Manley. “I will continue working to make sure our veterans are supported and receive the care and support they deserve.”