PEORIA, Ill. -- Gov. Pat Quinn marked Flag Day in Peoria with a ceremony honoring veterans and active service members.
The Journal Star reported Quinn on Thursday proclaimed the holiday in Illinois as "Larry `The Flagman' Eckhardt Day." Eckhardt has placed flags along funeral processions for more than 50 servicemen and women who were killed in action.
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Quinn also talked about the Hiring Veterans Tax Credit, which would give companies a tax credit for hiring veterans.