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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Letter: Visit veterans at VA during Valentines week

  • No one should be alone on Valentine's Day and this year, no one has to be.
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  • To the editor:
    No one should be alone on Valentine's Day and this year, no one has to be. I would like to personally invite every one of your readers to show their love and appreciation to the veterans who defended their freedoms by visiting the Dwight D. Eisenhower VA Medical Center as part of the National Salute to Veteran Patients Feb. 10-16.
    Your readers can join our "Visit a Vet for Valentine's Day" program or arrange for a visit through our Voluntary Service Office during National Salute week to visit veterans at a VA facility and remind them that their sacrifices are not forgotten.
    However, the love doesn't have to end on Valentine's Day. Many of our veterans are coming to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) with special needs and challenges that require the hearts and hands of a new generation of VA volunteers. The Dwight D. Eisenhower VAMC invites citizens, young and old, to join us in honoring our veterans year round by learning more about VA's volunteer program as well.
    Every citizen can make a positive difference in the life of a Veteran patient. Visits from community groups do so much to lift the spirits of our patients. I invite every member of our community to participate.
    Call our Voluntary Service office at 913-682-2000 Ext. 52020 to schedule a visit and learn how to join the VA's National Salute to Veteran Patients.

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