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Illinois House of Representatives Designates May 25, 2002 National Salute To The U.S. Military Day

Government Proclamation Supports McDonald's National Salute to the U.S. Military

May 24, 2002

The Illinois House of Representatives of the 92nd General Assembly today passed a resolution proclaiming May 25, 2002 as National Salute to the U.S. Military Day. The day supports National Military Appreciation Month which is intended to celebrate and honor the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces.

State Representative and Marine Corps Veteran James R. Watson (R-Jacksonville) helped sponsor the resolution which encourages Illinois residents to join in honoring the brave men and women in the uniform during Memorial Day weekend.

"On behalf of McDonald's owner operators, suppliers and employees in the State of Illinois, we are proud that the Illinois legislature has adopted a resolution supporting National Salute to the U.S. Military Day," said Mike Roberts, president of McDonald's USA. "We want to take this opportunity to thank the men and women in uniform who are protecting our freedoms everyday."

The state proclamation and National Salute to the U.S. Military are supported by McDonald's Corporation. The company is also presenting a star-studded one-hour primetime CBS special called "Rockin' for the USA: A National Salute to the U.S. Military" on May 25 to recognize and celebrate the heroic efforts of our nation's military. The special, taped aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Harry S. Truman, is hosted by Oscar Award winner Cuba Gooding, Jr. and features performances by major recording artists Celine Dion, Marc Anthony, Clint Black, Jessica Simpson and comedian Jeff Foxworthy. Illinois residents can tune in to watch the special with the rest of America when it airs on CBS at 9 p.m. EDT.

For more information about McDonald's National Salute to the U.S. Military program including local salute rallies honoring local military heroes, visit .


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