The Illinois Department of Veteran's Affairs today relaunched a mission to raise the spirits of Veteran's who are at state veterans' homes. The mission is called "Operation Rising Spirit." IDVA Acting Director Terry Price says that receiving letters can really brighten a vets day.
This is something that was done last year and Price says that you don't have to know the vet to write to them and thank them.
Veteran's Day is November 11th and there are other campaigns being put together to help raise the spirits of the many veterans that are in homes. You may send a letter to The Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs Central Office, 833 South Spring Street, PO Box 19432, Springfield IL, 627994-9432.