Thank You, Veterans

A tribute to local veterans

Kendall County Now/Shaw Local News Network

Billy Colbert, who joined the US Army in 2001, said he had two main motivations for enlisting, the biggest being his family’s past generations of service.

Since statehood, and even before, Illinois has been well-represented in American wars. In many cases, Illinois was among national leaders in the number of men and women supplied to the service.