CHICAGO (CBS) — As you write your holiday cards this year, the head of the state’s Veterans’ Affairs Department is urging that you add a few names to the list.

Erica Borggren is encouraging people to send greeting cards to U-S service members.

Borggren, who’s an Iraq war veteran, says it means a lot to someone in uniform to receive a holiday card.

You can get more information on how to participate in the Illinois Heroes holiday card drive check the Web site

Borggren says Governor Quinn will get personally involved when he delivers holiday cards to Illinois service members at military hospitals here at home and in Germany.

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