In 1989, newspaper columnist Ann Landers started a campaign of sending Valentines to our hospitalized Veterans. Successful campaigns by media personalities, civic groups, churches and schools have continued for the the past twenty-five years. Consumer shows and events have not been represented. As Past President of PSMA (Professional Show Managers Association) and proud daughter of a World War II and Korea War Veteran, Walter Johnson, I am equally proud to start the GiveAVetAValentine.net program for public shows and their attendees.
GiveAVetAValentine.net is not a charity of 501.c.3 organization; the events listed on our site cannot accept monetary donations or gifts. Only Valentines, whether store purchased, hand-made or letters can be accepted at the events. This site is simply a platform, a way to publicize the events that love our Veterans! Valentines collected at these events will be distributed to our men and women at VA Medical Centers, state and county nursing and care homes, as well as local shelters and communal living facilities. All our Veterans deserve our love and caring!
My Veteran passed away on July 28, 2013. Throughout the years, Dad and I shared countless cards which both of us treasured! I was privileged to have a wonderful relationship with my Dad, and we never forgot each other. No Veteran should be forgotten. Even if you cannot attend one of these events, please share Valentines Day memories about your Veteran.
With heartfelt thanks,
ANTIQUES AT WINGS