Valentines for Vets
Isn't Valentine's Day a wonderful way to make a fuss
and let Veterans know we will never forget what they have done for us...
Show Veterans your gratitude for their sacrifices and achievements in serving our country. Create a hand-made valentine and help bring joy to a Canadian Veteran this Valentine's Day.
Each year, Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) invites Canadian schools, individuals and organizations to make Valentines for Vets. VAC then distributes the valentines to Veterans in long-term care facilities across the country in time for February 14.
Valentines for Vets began in 1989 when the late newspaper columnist, Ann Landers, encouraged her readers to create special valentines for Veterans in care facilities throughout Canada and the United States. Every year, Landers' special "Valentines for Vets" column asked her readers to remember the valiant sacrifices of their nations' Veterans by making them personal hand-crafted valentines.
VAC became involved with the program in 1996, and has been receiving and distributing valentines to Veterans in care facilities across the country ever since.
Though Ann Landers passed away in 2002, VAC is committed to continuing her legacy of honouring Veterans. At VAC we invite Canadians, young and old, to send valentines to our Head Office. Your continued participation is what makes the Valentines for Vets program such a huge success.
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