Remember a veteran with a Valentine

DEAR EDITOR:

“Valentines for Vets” is a program designed to send greetings and love to America’s veterans. Many school children across the country are busy coloring hearts, writing poems and sending good wishes to our nation’s bravest. These valentines can be found hanging in veterans outpatient clinics, hospitals, overseas barracks and on the front of refrigerators.

Valentine’s Day is celebrated throughout the world as a day of love with flowers, chocolates and little candy hearts that say “be mine.”

I invite you, along with the members of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 737, to take a moment and remember the men and women who have served and continue to serve, by sending a valentine to one you know or one you appreciate at your local veterans post or medical facility. Don’t let the kids have all the fun!

American Legion Auxiliary members have dedicated themselves for nearly a century to meeting the needs of our nation’s veterans, military and their families both here and abroad. They volunteer millions of hours yearly, with a value of $3.1 billion. As part of the world’s largest women’s patriotic service organization, auxiliary volunteers across the country also step up to honor veterans and military through annual scholarships and with ALA Girls State programs, teaching high school juniors to be leaders grounded in patriotism and Americanism. To learn more about the auxiliary’s mission or to volunteer, donate or join, visit www.ALAforVeterans.org.

KAREN SHESKO

ALA Unit 737

Lake Milton

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