Chicago has a long and distinguished history of answering the call to arms. Chicago citizens have, for over 150 years, served honorably in our nation's military services to protect and defend the freedoms and values that make our City and our Nation like no other.
Our country's military forces are comprised of people from all backgrounds and from all walks of life. Among those currently serving are over 300 City of Chicago employees, who are currently on military leave while serving in the armed forces.
The City recognizes the sacrifices these men and women are making, and it honors their commitment to keeping our community and our country safe and secure.
On behalf of all citizens of Chicago, we thank them for their service and we look forward to their safe and speedy return.
If you would like to send a message of support to our troops serving in the military, there are many web sites that allow you to do so. Links to a few of them are provided below for your convenience. (These web sites are not owned or operated by the City of Chicago, and the City assumes no responsibility regarding their use).