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Lt. Governor Skillman encourages Hoosiers to send holiday wishes to U.S. troops

October 19, 2010
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10/20/10 Lt. Governor Becky Skillman today announced the start of her fifth annual holiday letter writing campaign, asking Hoosiers to write holiday cards to our country’s servicemen and women. ”Hoosier Cheer for Our Heroes” is designed to give Hoosiers the opportunity to send their greetings and support to U.S. troops spending the season away from their homes and loved ones.

 “Our U.S. servicemen and women should know Hoosiers appreciate the sacrifice they are making over the holiday season and throughout the year,” said Lt. Gov. Skillman. “A card or letter is one small way Hoosiers are able to say thanks and bring cheer to our heroes.” 

 Last year’s campaign brought in 35,000 cards and letters, which were shipped thanks to support from the Indiana National Guard and the Disabled American Veterans (DAV).  This year, DAV and the Indiana Statewide Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives, Inc., are helping to defray shipping costs.

 Those who wish to participate should send their cards and letters to the Lt. Governor’s office no later than Nov. 19, as mail can take several weeks to reach the troops. Please mail cards and letters to the address below.

 Office of Lt. Governor Becky Skillman
c/o Hoosier Cheer for Our Heroes
200 West Washington Street, Suite 333
Indianapolis, IN 46204

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