Governor Bruce Rauner and others contributed community service to veterans on Friday in Springfield.
The governor, along with the Salvation Army and members of the University of Illinois-Springfield soccer team volunteered at "Our Home" which is a place for veterans.
Friday's efforts marked the first official day of the state's new "Serving Those Who Served" campaign put on by the state's Department of Veteran's Affairs.
The governor told those in attendance that volunteering time and service to veterans is something the people of Illinois should do year round not just one day a year.
This story appeared on WAND on Friday, November 11, 2016.
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