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Veterans Honored At Illinois State University

Jim Browne

Illinois State University remembers and honors soldiers on this Veterans day. Those who served in Korea, Vietnam, and the Persian Gulf wars were in the audience listening as mayor of Normal Chris Koos told of his struggle adapting after Vietnam. So what do veterans want? To a person every vet asked said, "Respect." Some elaborated, like Dave McKenna of Normal.

One of several woman in attendance Jeanie Dodge of Eureka, has three daughters who've signed up.


Two of her daughters stand along side her, the third is on active duty. Both of the young women say they want respect, and for the government to live up to the promises it makes to soldiers.