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Governor Quinn Encourages Donation of Unused Air Miles to Support Families of Wounded Servicemembers
CHICAGO – December 24, 2009. Upon his return today from visiting troops at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center and Fisher House in Germany, Governor Quinn encouraged the public to support Operation Hero Miles , a program that supports servicemembers who were injured in Iraq or Afghanistan. Operation Hero Miles assists families allowing them to visit their loved ones who are recovering in military hospitals around the world through the donation of unused frequent flyer miles.
CHICAGO – December 22, 2009. Governor Pat Quinn today presented a Sustainability Award to the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center for the facility’s significant achievements in protecting the environment and improving the state’s economy. The award was presented during a “Holiday Salute to Veterans” with local labor leaders at the Medical Center.
CHICAGO – December 7, 2009. Governor Pat Quinn today joined with Tammy Duckworth, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Assistant Secretary for Public and Intergovernmental Affairs, to open the FORT II Jim Proffitt Apartments , a new 32-bed transitional living facility for single, adult, male homeless veterans.
SPRINGFIELD – December 7, 2009. Governor Pat Quinn proclaimed today, December 7, 2009, Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day in honor and memory of the 68th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. In commemoration of the observance, Governor Quinn ordered all United States and Illinois flags be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset today.