VALENTINES FOR VETERANS
Each year the American Legion Auxiliary of Oswego County distributes “Valentines for Veterans” who are in non-VA nursing homes. These are special cards which recognize the veteran with a token $5 bill for each one.
Once again this year we will be delivering “Valentines for Veterans” prior to Valentine’s Day on February 14th. In addition to the money enclosed in the card, there is a label which notifies the veterans that this little “gift” is given by the American Legion Auxiliary of Oswego County, New York.
During the week of Feb. 14th through the 20th, individuals should pay tribute and express appreciation to our hospitalized veterans, increase community awareness of the local VA Medical Center’s role and encourage individuals to visit hospitalized veterans and to become involved as volunteers. Salute your hospitalized veterans today, and everyday!
In recent years we have distributed at least 144 cards each containing a crisp, new $5 bill for a total of $720. The time is donated for the delivery of the cards as well as the cost of fuel for the vehicle. Thanks to the American Legion Auxiliary volunteers.
This is what the American Legion, the American Legion Auxiliary and the Sons of the American Legion is all about - Service to our veterans and their families - We are proud to serve.