Travelers urged to donate to 'Hero Miles'

May 30, 2010 3:56:51 PM PDT
During this Memorial Day weekend, Gov. Pat Quinn urged frequent travelers to donate unused airline miles to the Operation Hero Miles Program, which helps families visit service members who are being treated at military hospitals around the world.

"As they have their recuperation and recovery if we can help them, I think that's a great duty for all of us on the homefront," Quinn said.

The program has helped provide nearly 20,000 tickets for military families.

For information on how to donate to Hero Miles, visit