CHICAGO — Governor Pat Quinn Friday was joined by local schoolchildren to light the state of Illinois’ annual Christmas tree and launch the Illinois Heroes holiday card drive. Joined by Gold Star families, Governor Quinn encouraged families throughout Illinois to honor our heroes by making holiday cards for servicemembers at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC) in Germany and in military hospitals across Illinois. Governor Quinn will personally deliver the cards during a visit to troops at LRMC later this year.
“This holiday season, we want to make sure our servicemembers who serve our country away from home receive a warm reminder of how much we love and support them,” Governor Quinn said. “While great distances may separate us, they will always be in our hearts and prayers. We can never thank them enough for their sacrifices.”
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