Madam Speaker, I rise today to recognize Herschel Luckinbill of Montgomery, IL as the Illinois Veteran of the Month for June, 2014.
The title of Veteran of the Month is bestowed upon individuals who have been exceptionally dedicated to honoring veterans and improving our community.
A Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, Mr. Luckinbill has taken great effort to continue his service beyond active duty.
As a member of the Aurora Veterans Advisory Council, Mr. Luckinbill represents the interests of veterans in our community.
Mr. Luckinbill organized efforts to bring the Vietnam Moving Wall to Aurora in 2013, giving the community, and the next generation, the opportunity to honor the fallen.
Working as a part of the organization Honor Flight Chicago, Mr. Luckinbill has helped WWII veterans fly to Washington to view the monuments that were erected in their honor.
We can never fully repay those who risk, and have given their lives in service to their country, but because of the tireless efforts of advocates like Herschel Luckinbill, their sacrifice will not be forgotten.
Madam Speaker, I ask my colleagues to join me today in recognizing Mr. Herschel Luckinbill for his service to our country and to veterans in our community.