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Valentines for Vets!

CHICAGO - January 23, 2009.  Lt. Governor Quinn joined with Chicagoland schoolchildren to encourage children and adults across Illinois to create handmade valentines for servicemembers overseas and hospitalized veterans.


Lt. Gov. Honors Fallen Hero, Staff Sgt Jason Vasquez

CHICAGO – On Saturday, January 17 at 11:00 a.m. in the Logandale Middle School Gymnasium, Lt. Governor Pat Quinn unveiled a memorial plaque in honor of local fallen hero Staff Sgt Jason Vasquez, a Logandale Middle School athlete and graduate.


Lt. Governor Quinn encourages Illinois residents to remember our servicemembers this holiday season

CHICAGO - December 23, 2008.  Lt. Governor Pat Quinn urges everyone to remember our wounded heroes this holiday season by donating unused frequent flyer miles to Operation Hero Miles and purchasing Veterans Cash lottery tickets.


Lt. Governor Quinn presents wounded Iraq War veteran with an early Christmas present

CHICAGO - December 22, 2008.  Lt. Governor Quinn presented wounded Iraq War veteran, Army Specialist Jacob Kieler, with an early Christmas present - tickets to see his favorite team, the Chicago Bears, play the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football!


Lt. Governor Quinn encourages the people of Illinois to send gifts to military families

CHICAGO - December 15, 2008.  With Christmas just ten days away, Lt. Governor Pat Quinn encourages Illinois citizens to help out by participating in Sears' Heroes at Home Wish Registry and fulfilling the wishes of our military families.


Lt. Governor Pat Quinn Joins Tammy Duckworth at Fisher House Groundbreaking Ceremony

CHICAGO – On Wednesday, December 10, at 9:00 a.m., Lt. Governor Pat Quinn joined with Department of Veterans Affairs Director Tammy Duckworth and Fisher House Director Kenneth Fisher at the Hines VA Fisher House groundbreaking ceremony at Hines VA Hospital.


Lt. Governor Pat Quinn presents 18 “Homefront Hero Awards”


"As the holidays approach and our servicemembers are stationed far from home, it is so important that we let them know they are always in our thoughts." - Lt. Governor Pat Quinn

CHICAGO - November 23, 2008.  Lt. Governor Pat Quinn, just days before Thanksgiving, presented "Homefront Hero Awards" to 18 groups and individuals for boosting the morale of our troops far from home during the holidays.

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