Thank You to Those Who've Served - Memorial Day Observed Throughout Illinois

The day of remembrance for those who have served our country, especially those who have fallen in its service, was observed on Monday, May 25. Memorial Day was raised from informal, local day of observance to national holiday through the effort of native Illinoisan General John A. Logan, a veteran of the Civil War and head of the Grand Army of the Republic.

Due to the significant workload facing the General Assembly before its scheduled May 31st adjournment, the Illinois House of Representatives reconvened and resumed its work on Monday.