Sen. Schimpf announces several recipients are from Dist. 58
Senator Paul Schimpf (R-Waterloo), the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs, and the Illinois Bicentennial Office are pleased to share several nominees in and around Senate District 58 have been named among the recipients of Bicentennial Honor 200 on Wednesday, Oct. 24, in Springfield. The event honors the work of 200 veterans who continue to make extraordinary contributions to the people of Illinois.
Southern Illinois Area Recipients:
- Charles "Red" Becker, Evansville
- Ethan Blumhorst, Carbondale
- David M. Helfrich, Freeburg
- Gary Charles Henning, Freeburg
- Eugene L. Hollaway, Chester
- John C. Preston, Red Bud
- Dustin Row, Columbia
- Oscar Harrison Sanders, Jr., Anna
“These veterans’ service didn’t stop when they retired from their military service,” said Sen. Schimpf. “They continue to be heroes in action—going beyond the call of duty to help people in their communities. These 200 Illinois veterans truly make us proud.”
All the Honor 200 recipients have been invited to attend the state’s official 200th birthday celebration at the United Center in Chicago on Dec. 3.
About Honor 200:
The recipients represent more than 50 counties across the state of Illinois. Nominees were evaluated based on their achievements, and on the extent to which their contributions have aided, benefited and provided inspiration to their community at large. In addition, nominees must have received an honorable discharge from the U.S. military and reside in Illinois.
About Senate District 58
The 58th Senate District includes all or parts of Jackson, Jefferson, Perry, Randolph, Monroe, St. Clair, Washington, and Union Counties and represents more than 220,000 Illinois citizens. Discover more at senatorschimpf.com and find him on Facebook.
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