It’s the war memorial that most people don’t even know exists, even after ten years. It bears the names of more than 7,000 soldiers killed in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The head of the state’s Veterans’ Affairs Department want people to send holiday cards.
Some U.S. veterans are planning to give their medals back during the upcoming NATO summit in a gesture of protest. CBS 2′s Pamela Jones talks with one of them.
Several veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan plan to hold a ceremony during a protest of the NATO summit on Sunday, and return their service medals to the NATO generals.
Hundreds of people turned out Sunday for an Honor Ride and Run in Barrington to support military veterans.
Just over 24 hours after President Barack Obama announced that one of America’s longest wars was coming to a close, a young man who served in that conflict was back home in the Chicago area on Saturday.
President Barack Obama is bringing all U.S. troops home from Iraq before the year’s end — a decision that is sparking a range of emotions for service members and veterans from the Chicago area.
The family of a disabled Iraqi War veteran will be getting the keys to a new home Tuesday, built in west suburban Hillside for them free-of-charge.
The Iraq War veteran’s departure raises speculation she may run for a U.S. House seat.
About 1,000 anti-war protesters were marching through downtown Chicago Saturday afternoon to mark the eighth anniversary of the start of the war in Iraq.