On Flag Day, Recorder Karen Yarbrough was pleased to welcome many special guests to help dedicate CCRD’s new Veterans Service Office.

Our Veterans Service Office is a place where veterans and their families can sit down in privacy to record or retrieve DD-214 military discharge records. A dedicated staffer will help ensure a smooth and efficient transaction.

Remember, it is always FREE to record a DD-214 with a county recorder, and one certified copy is also provided for free.

To make an appointment (encouraged if you are looking to find copies of older DD-214s), please call (312) 603-5788 or email ROD.support@CookCountyIL.gov

Special guests, including Jesse White, Maj. General David Harris, State Rep. Al Riley, Mayor Joe Tamburino, and Commissioners Reyes, Murphy, Silvestri, Tobolski and Moore, help cut the ribbon.

Special guests, including Jesse White, Maj. General David Harris, State Rep. Al Riley, Mayor Joe Tamburino, and Commissioners Reyes, Murphy, Silvestri, Tobolski and Moore, help cut the ribbon.

Cook County Recorder Karen Yarbrough

State Rep. Al Riley, Master of Ceremonies for the event, welcomes Major General David Harris. Recorder Yarbrough, Mayor Tamburino, and Mayor Sam Pulia look on.

Tuskegee Airmen Ken Rapier and Ivory Mitchell await the start of the ceremony, with Secretary of State Jesse White and Maj. General David Harris.

Tuskegee Airmen Ken Rapier and Ivory Mitchell await the start of the ceremony, with Secretary of State Jesse White and Maj. General David Harris.

 

Karen Yarbrough

Recorder Yarbrough thanks veterans and their families for their service, and affirms CCRD’s commitment to serving them.

Mexican-American and WW2 veteran Al Galvan joined us for the dedication. Gerald Alder, Chief of Staff for Chicago Treasurer Stephanie Neely, pictured at left.

WW2 veteran Al Galvan joined us for the dedication. Gerald Alder, Chief of Staff for Chicago Treasurer Stephanie Neely, pictured behind and left of Galvan.