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Lt. Gov. Skillman Encourages Hoosiers to Send Holiday Wishes to U.S. troops

October 11, 2011
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10/12/11 Lt. Governor Becky Skillman Tuesday 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” provides an opportunity for Hoosiers to send their thoughts and prayers to U.S. troops spending the season away from their homes and loved ones.

“Though troop levels are not where they have been in recent years, we still have thousands of  U.S. servicemen and women serving overseas this year.  They should know Hoosiers appreciate the heroic work they are doing over the holiday season and throughout the year,” said Lt. Gov. Skillman. “A card or letter is a meaningful way Hoosiers can say thanks and bring cheer to our heroes.”

Shipping costs will be defrayed with generous support from the Indiana Statewide Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives, serving 39 electric cooperatives in 89 counties, and enGreet, an Indianapolis-based online greeting card company.  enGreet will allow anyone to use their website, located at www.engreet.com, to personalize and send a card as part of Hoosier Cheer.  Cards ordered online will be printed and mailed for free and can include personalized messages and photos.

All correspondence must be sent to the Lt. Governor’s office or ordered on enGreet’s website by  November 18, as mail takes several weeks to reach the troops.  Visit www.in.gov/lg  and click on the “Hoosier Cheer For Our Heroes” link to learn more about the campaign and find mailing instructions.

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