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Valentines For Vets

In 1989 Ann Landers had an idea. She had been approached by the Veterans Administration to mention in her newspaper column that National Hospitalized Veterans Week was coming up. Not many of these veterans ever receive a visit during their hospitalization so Ann asked her readers to send Valentines Cards to patients at VA Hospitals as a way of supporting them, and send cards they did. Advance to 2003, the year after Ann passed away, and we decided to carry on her tradition at KEZW. This year the 9th annual Breakfast Club Valentines For Veterans program is bigger than ever!! We've been joined by Black-Eyed Pea Restaurants in metro Denver and the three Stacey's Hallmark stores who are official drop off locations for cards. You can also mail them to the station like always. All the details can be found on the main page of our website. Thanks to Stacey's Hallmark, The Black-Eyed Pea and all of you for not forgetting our veterans. I've seen the look on their faces as they've received your cards and it means so much to them. Kind of nice to know something so simple can mean so much!!!

01/20/2011 7:50AM
Valentines For Vets
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