Congressman Shimkus also took today’s (Wednesday, February 17) opportunity to thank all those who participated in his annual Valentines for Heroes program.
“The valentines come from all over the region – even Missouri and Indiana,” said Shimkus. “They come mostly from school and church groups, but some individuals help out as well. This year my offices took in an around 6,000 valentines and the number grows every year.”
Valentines were distributed at the VA Medical Centers in Marion, Danville, St. Louis, and Hines; the VA clinics in Harrisburg, Effingham, Mattoon, Mt. Vernon, Bourbonnais, Belleville, and Carbondale; the state veterans’ homes in Anna and Quincy; and Scott Air Force Base.