Gov. Pat Quinn To Personally Deliver Holiday Cards From Illinois Children To Wounded Soldiers
CHICAGO (AP) – Gov. Pat Quinn wants Illinois school children to make holiday cards for wounded troops overseas.
Quinn says he plans to personally deliver the cards before Christmas to the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany.
Quinn told school children about the annual holiday card drive during a ceremony Monday to light the Christmas tree at the main state of Illinois building in downtown Chicago.
The cards, he said, are special to the wounded troops who are hospitalized and away from their homes and families during the holidays.
Teachers who want their students to send holiday cards to the troops should mail them to Quinn’s office.
During the tree lighting ceremony, state and other officials also highlighted the needs of homeless veterans and what Illinoisans can do to help them.
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