Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Mayor Tim Davlin today reminded veterans that his fifth annual Reception for Veterans will be held on Wednesday, November 4th at 5:00 p.m. the Northenders VFW Post 10201, 2349 Stockyard Road.

“Just as in years past, we pause from our busy schedules and invite veterans to join us for an informal reception,” Mayor Davlin said. “The eve of Veterans Day Week is a perfect time for us to gather and show our veterans that we greatly appreciate everything that they have done for us.”

The annual Reception for Veterans was created and developed by members of the Mayor’s Veterans’ Advisory Council, whose members plan and organize the reception. It is traditionally held in early November, in connection with Veterans Day each year.

This year’s speaker will be Daniel W. Grant, Director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs. Grant is a Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and a serving member of the Illinois National Guard. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point.

The reception is free and open to any Springfield Veteran, no matter what branch of the military or what time period they served.

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