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Illinois honors Operation Desert Storm veterans

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Illinois honored veterans of Operation Desert Storm on Wednesday. Credit: KMOV Illinois honored veterans of Operation Desert Storm on Wednesday. Credit: KMOV
BELLEVILLE, Ill. (KMOV.com) -

The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs honored veterans who served in Operation Desert on Wednesday.

A remembrance ceremony was held at Lindenwood University-Belleville for Illinoisans who served in the conflict that ended 27 years ago Wednesday.

“Because of those who served and those who were able to come home, we owe them for our everyday honor of freedom,” said Gay Eisenhauer, whose son sided serving in Iraq.

Those in attendance also talked about the National Desert Storm War Memorial that is slated to be built on the National Mall by 2021.

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