Operation Hero Miles gets troops home for holidays

December 24, 2009 2:22:25 PM PST
Governor Quinn is back from his visit to American troops in Germany -and he's urging people to take part in the Operation Hero Miles.The program supports service members injured in Iraq or Afghanistan. Through donations of unused frequent flyer miles, families can visit their recovering loved ones in military hospitals around the world.

"Whether it be in Germany, or Texas or Washington, DC, sometimes those airline tickets can be very costly for a family of modest means," said Gov. Quinn.

During his trip, Governor Quinn spent time visiting with soldiers at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. He also delivered holiday cards made by school children to Illinois troops.

To donate to Operation Heron Miles, visit fisherhouse.org.


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