Operation Rising Spirit

In the spirit of Veterans Day this November, Clerk's Office employees are invited to join Clerk Karen A. Yarbrough and the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs in Operation Rising Spirit - an effort to lift the morale of military veterans at veterans’ homes in Anna, Chicago, LaSalle, Manteno, and Quincy, Illinois through letters of support and encouragement.

The pandemic has been a long road for veterans, and it has been difficult to be isolated, away from families, and dealing with the uncertainty of COVID-19.  A simple note of appreciation can go a long way in raising the spirits of our veterans who have sacrificed so much for our nation.    

You don't need to know a veteran to participate - all letters of encouragement are welcome and will be delivered to a military veteran in Illinois this Veterans Day, November 11.  

Any interested employees are encouraged to write an uplifting letter of encouragement before Tuesday, November 9, 2021. 

Completed letters or questions can be emailed to Brian Cross, Director of Veterans Affairs, at [email protected].