american flagSPRINGFIELD – Illinois first responders will now be honored on Oct. 28, thanks to the help of State Senator Meg Loughran Cappel.

Loughran Cappel (D-Shorewood) championed a measure that declares Oct. 28, 2021 First Responders Day in Illinois.

“Every day, our first responders and their families make sacrifices to serve a cause greater than themselves,” Loughran Cappel said. “This resolution is one small step we can take to highlight and honor our heroes.”

Loughran Cappel served as chief cosponsor of Senate Resolution 534 which declares Oct. 28, 2021 as First Responders Day in Illinois. The federal government has also declared the date as National First Responders Day.

“I will continue to work to ensure our first responders receive the recognition and resources they deserve for their dedication to our communities,” Loughran Cappel said. “I urge residents to thank our first responders year round for their endless sacrifices to preserving our safety.”

Senate Resolution 534 was adopted with bipartisan support.