Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs promotes ‘Operation Rising Spirit’



american flagVILLA PARK – During the COVID-19 pandemic, Illinois’ veterans are unable to meet with friends and family members since visiting restrictions are in place at state veterans’ homes to curb exposure to the virus.

To brighten the days of the state’s veterans’ population the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs launched a campaign to raise the spirits of military veterans and the staff who care for them, and Tom Cullerton, the Chairperson of the Senate’s Veterans Affairs Committee is urging residents to participate.

“Our veterans have put their lives on the line to keep us safe, and this is one small way for us to raise their spirits and show them we still appreciate the sacrifices they made to keep our great nation safe,” State Senator Tom Cullerton said. “I encourage DuPage County residents and our students looking for ways to help the community to take just a little time to send uplifting messages to our heroes.”

Families, friends, students, veteran service organizations, and other community members from across the state are encouraged to participate in Operation Rising Spirit. Cards, emails, signs and video messages can be sent directly to the homes at the addresses below:



Illinois Veterans' Home at Anna
792 N. Main St., Anna, IL 62906
C/O: Anthony Barnett
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Illinois Veterans' Home at LaSalle
1015 O'Conor Ave., LaSalle, IL 61301
C/O: Susan Scully
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Illinois Veterans' Home at Manteno
1 Veterans Dr., Manteno, IL 60950
C/O: Dave Pedersen
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Illinois Veterans' Home at Quincy
1707 N. 12th St., Quincy, IL 62301
C/O: Sara Colgrove
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Prince Home at Manteno
1 Veterans Dr., Manteno, IL 60950
C/O Wali Lewis
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More information is available on the IDVA website.

 

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