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PLAINFIELD – To celebrate and honor those who served our country, State Senator Meg Loughran Cappel (D-Shorewood), State Representative Natalie Manley (D-Joliet) and Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant will partner with local stakeholders to host a veteran breakfast event ahead of the Veterans Day holiday.

“Those who put their lives on hold in service of something greater than themselves deserve our thanks and praise,” Loughran Cappel said. “This event serves as a small token of appreciation for our local heroes, helps them connect with others who have served, and gives them an opportunity to learn more about different government programs and services that are available to assist them.”

The event will take place Friday, Oct. 22 from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Plainfield American Legion Marne Post 13 outdoor pavilion at 24741 Renwick Road. Food will be provided by Plainfield-based Nabby’s Restaurant and Catering.

Loughran Cappel, Bertino-Tarrant, Manley and Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs Director Terry Prince are set to address those in attendance.

“I am honored to continue on this tradition and join area lawmakers in honoring our brave men and women who have worked tirelessly to protect our freedom and democracy,” Bertino-Tarrant said. “As Veterans Day approaches, a small way we can show appreciation for the veterans in our lives is by inviting them to join us at this event.”

To accommodate all guests, registration is required for this event. To register, veterans can call Loughran Cappel’s office at (815) 267-6119 or visit

"With the many sacrifices they have made to keep us safe, it is critical that we are giving back to our veterans," said Manley. "I am proud to stand with other community leaders to show our gratitude to those who served. I look forward to working in Springfield to ensure our veterans get the support they deserve."