Quinn Makes Veteran's Day Appearance Post-Concession

Nov 12, 2014

Gov. Pat Quinn made his first post-concession appearance Tuesday. He attended a Veteran's Day ceremony in Chicago.

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Quinn has long affiliated himself with veterans' causes and says Illinois should be the most-veteran friendly state. He says the state endeavored to do that with a variety of programs, like the Warrior Assistance Program, which is focused on caring for veterans with PTSD.

"Whatever conflict that may have occurred in, whether it's in the present conflict, or previous ones. We have a duty to those veterans to take care of their needs, all their health needs."
--- Gov. Pat Quinn

Illinois is building a new long-term care facility for veterans in Chicago that the Democratic governor called "long overdue." Quinn also says the state made strides in providing shelter to homeless veterans, but he says there is still a long way to go.

Governor-elect Bruce Rauner also attended the event.