LGBT Veterans Monument dedicated

The first federally approved monument on federal land honoring LGBT veterans was unveiled and dedicated in a grove at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery (ALNC) in Elwood, Illinois on Memorial Day.

The monument was made possible by the Chicago chapter of the American Veterans for Equal Rights (AVER).

Lee Reinhart—who was discharged under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” re-enlisted after repeal and is now president of the Chicago Chapter of AVER—greeted the gathering.

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