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Visit a veteran on Valentine’s

By Jeff Milligan | Published Saturday, February 8, 2014

This Valentine’s Day, many veterans who fought to preserve our freedoms will be hospitalized, receiving the medical care they earned, but separated from the homes and communities they defended.

No one should be alone on Valentine’s Day, and with the help of our grateful community, no veteran has to be.

I would like to personally invite every one of your readers to show their love and appreciation to veterans by visiting the VA North Texas Health Care System sites at Dallas, Fort Worth, Tyler and Bonham as part of the National Salute to Veteran Patients Feb. 10-15.

Your readers can join our “Visit a Vet for Valentine’s Day” program or arrange for a visit through our Voluntary Service Office during this week, to remind veterans that their sacrifices are not forgotten.

And the love doesn’t have to end on Valentine’s Day. Many veterans come 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. VA North Texas Health Care System 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 214-857-0428 to schedule a visit and learn how to join the VA’s National Salute to Veteran Patients.

Events will take place every day Monday through Friday, Feb. 10-14, at our Dallas, Fort Worth, Tyler and Bonham sites. For the most up-to-date event details, visit www.northtexas.va.gov.

Jeff Milligan
director
VA North Texas Health Care System

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