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Presenting Purple Heart Flag to State IDVA DirectorOn Purple Heart Day the Chapter presented a Purple Heart flag to the State in the State House Rotunda.  The Chapter helped create the Proclamation naming Illinois as a Purple State in January 2016. Those pictured from (L-R):
Peter Dowding, Jr Vice Commander, Chapter members, Eric Murphy and Dan Wellman, accepting the flag is the Director of the IDVA Stephen Curda, Craig Allen, Adjutant, Melanie Schaler, Auxiliary President and Joe Schaler, Commander.