The Illinois House of Representatives took time this week to recognize America's Gold Star Dads. A Gold Star Dad is one who is a father to a military member who has died in service to our country. Illinois State Representative Jim Watson (pictured) says when he was stationed in Afghanistan, he remembers a large bomb going off. A suicide bomber tried to run a Marine checkpoint.
Watson says the resolution honoring the military heroes also pledges continued support to aid members and families in every branch of service who have suffered catastrophic injuries while serving our nation.