Valentines for Vets

Photo credit: Veterans Affairs Canada

Westmount, Quebec – 14 January 2021: A month before Valentine’s Day, the RMR Foundation would like to encourage readers to send a Valentine to a Veteran this year. The pandemic has forced isolation on many aged veterans, and this is a great way to remind them of how appreciated and loved they are.

Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) runs a program that 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 by 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 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.

You can learn more here.