Letter writing campaign relaunched for Illinois Veterans

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LASALLE – The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs relaunched “Operation Rising Spirit,” asking service organizations, volunteers, and residents across Illinois to continue raising the spirits of military veterans at the state veterans’ home in LaSalle. This letter writing effort is part of a month of activities the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs is conducting leading up to Veteran’s Day on November 11th. Other efforts include Veterans Serving Veterans, a campaign featuring IDVA’s veteran employees.

“Operation Rising Spirit is an effort to lift our veterans’ morale during the pandemic when it has been difficult to be isolated, away from families, and dealing with the uncertainty of COVID-19,” said Acting Director Terry Prince. “Our veterans courageously served our nation and demonstrated that bravery again when offered the vaccine, as nearly 99% of our residents are fully vaccinated. The simple gesture of a note of appreciation can lift a spirit and change a day.”

Notes may be submitted via the IDVA website by clicking here or mailed to:

The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs
Central Office
833 South Spring Street
P.O. Box 19432
Springfield, IL 62794-9432