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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • Big response to Shimkus' Valentines for Heroes

  • Veterans and service men and women in the 15th District of Illinois will be receiving Valentines through the office of U.S. Rep. John Shimkus. The congressman each year collects Valentines for the troops and veterans calling the program "Valentines for Heroes."
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  • Veterans and service men and women in the 15th District of Illinois will be receiving Valentines through the office of U.S. Rep. John Shimkus. The congressman each year collects Valentines for the troops and veterans calling the program "Valentines for Heroes."
    The congressman's district offices have been collecting the cards for over a month.
    The Harrisburg office had over 300 cards on Tuesday.
    “Thousands of Valentines have come into my offices every year since we began Valentines for Heroes,” Shimkus said, in a prepared release.  “Constituents have been overwhelmingly generous and supportive of our military men and women, past and present.
    “School classes, church youth groups, home schoolers, and individuals have all helped brighten a soldier or veterans day.”
    This year, Valentine’s Day cards will be accepted at Shimkus’ offices until Feb. 8 and will then be distributed to local VA and military facilities before Valentine’s Day.
    Valentine’s Day cards may be dropped off or mailed to Congressman John Shimkus at any of his district offices. His local office is at City Hall Room 12, 110 East Locust Street, Harrisburg, Ill. 62946.
    The few basic rules to follow are to provide signed Valentine’s Day cards without addressing them to a specific person; without signing your last name or including your address; and without sealing them in individual envelopes.
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