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Indiana Governor Mike Pence

Governor Pence > Ask Mike > Letter of Greeting Intro Page Request a Letter of Greeting

Letters of greeting are provided by the Governor's Office as a service to Indiana residents with the goal of recognizing individuals or organizations across Indiana. These public service documents are strictly honorary and are not legally binding.

Letters are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. The Governor's Office reserves the right to decline—including in the case of insufficient information—or edit any requests as well as the right to make exceptions to the guidelines. All letters sent from the Office of the Governor are final.

To submit an application for a letter of greeting, please review the guidelines below and submit a completed form for review.


  • All requests must be for Indiana residents.
  • Requests must be submitted at least three weeks prior to deadlines. No exceptions will be made.
  • Draft requests should be no longer than one page.
  • One (1) original letter will be provided per request
  • Letters must fall in one of the following categories:
    • Birthdays (age 75 and older)
    • Anniversaries recognizing 25th, 50th or subsequent milestones
    • Non-military Retirements
    • Eagle Scout/ Girl Scout Gold Award recognitions
    • Welcome letters for events
    • Congratulatory letters for individuals of achievement

Click here to request a letter of greeting for:

  • Birthdays (age 75 or older),
  • Wedding anniversaries recognizing 25th, 50th, or subsequent milestones,
  • Non-military Retirement, or
  • Eagle Scout/Girl Scout Gold Award recognitions

Click here to request a letter of greeting for:

  • Anniversaries of businesses, organizations, or other groups recognizing 25th, 50th, or subsequent milestones
  • Welcome letters for events
  • Congratulatory letters for individuals of achievement

Requests for military retirement congratulatory letters must be made on official military letterhead. Please include the following information in the request:

  • Name of person retiring
  • Rank
  • Branch of service
  • Years of service
  • Date of retirement
  • Date of retirement ceremony
  • Address where letter should be sent—usually to the Commanding Officer

When complete, the request should be mailed to:
Governor Mike Pence
Statehouse Room 206
200 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2797