Women veterans honored

March 30, 2009 3:52:53 PM PDT
In honor of national women's history month, tribute was paid to women who have served their country.At the Thompson Center on Monday, Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs director Dan Grant presented a proclamation from the governor declaring Monday Women Veteran's Recognition Day.

The proclamation was presented to guest speaker Captain Gracie Scambiattera of Illinois' 126th air refueling wing. Also honored with a special recognition was Army Specialist Danielle Green-Byrd, an area veteran who was wounded during combat in Iraq.