Senator Tim Bivins welcomes Illinois veterans, and friends and families of service members to the Howlett Building in Springfield for the third annual Veterans’ Legislative Day April 29.

Senator Bivins serves as Republican spokesperson for the Veterans Affairs Committee.

The Legislative Day provided briefings from members of the Veterans Affairs Committee in the Howlett Building, and opportunities for veterans to meet with legislators in the Capitol.

Lunch was also served to participants. Registration for the third annual event was 289 people -- the most ever!

Veterans were also able to consult with a Federal VA Benefits Specialist and meet with representatives from statewide, legislative and Congressional offices.

Free health screenings were available, as were informational exhibits by Central Illinois Honor Flight, Illinois Military History Museum, and Korean War Veterans’ Museum.

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