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Home News Governor Quinn Urges People Across Illinois to Support “Operation Hero Miles” this Holiday Season - Governor Makes Christmas Eve Donation to Program That Helps Injured Servicemembers Connect with Family

Governor Quinn Urges People Across Illinois to Support “Operation Hero Miles” this Holiday Season - Governor Makes Christmas Eve Donation to Program That Helps Injured Servicemembers Connect with Family

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CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today urged people across Illinois to support Operation Hero Miles, a program that helps injured servicemembers connect with their families. The Governor today donated 4,000 frequent flyer miles to Operation Hero Miles and highlighted the program's positive impact on the lives of military families. Today’s Christmas Eve announcement is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to honor, protect and support the men and women who have served our nation.





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