Once again, Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) invites Canadians to send Canadian Veterans hand-made valentines.
VAC sends the valentines to Veterans in long-term care facilities across the country by Feb. 14, Valentines Day.
Valentines for Vets was started back in 1989 by newspaper columnist Ann Landers. In her special “Valentines for Vets” column, Landers asked her readers to remember the sacrifices of their nations’ Veterans by sending valentines to veterans in care facilities in both Canada and the United States.
VAC became involved with the program in 1996, and since then, has been receiving and distributing valentines to Veterans in care facilities across the country.
“Though Ann Landers passed away in 2002, VAC is committed to continuing her project of thanking 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,” VAC stated.
If you would like to send a valentine thanking a Veteran, please send it by Feb. 1 to:
Valentines for Vets
Veterans Affairs Canada
Commemoration, Distribution Unit
125 Maple Hills Avenue
Charlottetown, PE C1C 0B6
Veterans Affairs Canada will keep valentines that arrive after the deadline to distribute next year.
All other inquiries can be sent here.