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Home News Governor Quinn Announces New Veterans Education Center at the University of Illinois - Dedicates $4 Million in Illinois Jobs Now! Funding to Help Build Wounded Warriors Education Center

Governor Quinn Announces New Veterans Education Center at the University of Illinois - Dedicates $4 Million in Illinois Jobs Now! Funding to Help Build Wounded Warriors Education Center

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URBANA – December 6, 2012. Governor Pat Quinn today visited the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign to announce $4 million in Illinois Jobs Now! capital funding to help build the Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education. The new center will help returning Veterans with disabilities readjust to civilian life and provide vital rehabilitative, counseling, academic and career services to support wounded warriors as they achieve higher education. The governor was joined by Assistant Secretary of the Army Thomas Lamont, philanthropist Ron Chez and university leaders including Provost Ilesanmi Adesida and Lt. Col. Eric Stetson of University of Illinois ROTC.





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Military Funeral Honors ceremonies must be scheduled in advance.

The law requires that every eligible veteran receive a military funeral honors ceremony, which includes the folding and presentation of the United States flag and the playing of “taps,” upon the family’s request. This Department of Defense program calls for the funeral director to request military funeral honors on behalf of the veteran’s family.