Congressman Shimkus Continuing 'Valentines for Heroes' Program
"This is just a way to remind our veterans just how much we appreciate their service. I have three veterans' hospitals whether it's Danville or Marion or Conkrin or St. Louis. We get them there. We get them to the clinics. We've taken them to Scott Air Force Base and back to D.C. to our military hospitals there. They've always been well received", said Shimkus.
The Valentines are subject to a few rules. They should be generically addressed and should not contain any information about yourself beyond your name. All valentines will have to be screened, so individual envelopes are not necessary. "Valentines for Heroes" can be dropped off or mailed to Shimkus's office at 101 North Fourth Street, Suite 303, Effingham, IL 62401. Shimkus' Centralia office has closed due to the new boundaries of the 15th Congressional District. Valentines can also be sent to any of Shimkus's other offices.
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