SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (CBS) — It was a special day at the Illinois State Fair, as men and women who served our country were honored.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker took a moment Sunday to remember the sacrifices by military veterans and their families on the Lincoln Stage at the State Fair.READ MORE: Parents Of Michigan School Shooter Arrested And Charged After Manhunt
Speaking to a crowd, the governor presented a plaque declaring the day as Veterans’ Day at the fair.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Rain Sunday, Flurries Monday
“I believe that it is a core responsibility of our government to serve those who served us,” Pritzker said.
Pritzker also spoke at a Celebration of Life memorial services hosted by the Department of Veterans Affairs.MORE NEWS: 23rd Annual 'A Home For The Holidays At The Grove' Comes To CBS On Sunday, December 5th
Later in the day, Pritzker marched in the Illinois State Fair Veterans’ Day Parade.