Valentines for Veterans!
These ladies are spreading Valentines Day love to Veterans
Good afternoon Norwich,
Here is a heart warming story about a group of ladies coming together to make Valentines for Veterans and to spread cheer on Valentines day for patients at the White River Junction VA hospital. You could say that on this Valentines day there will be love in the air at the VA.
I received the info and photos below from Becky Munsterer Sabky who started this project over 15 years ago and coordinates with the Volunteer Services department at the VA hospital. Unique and creative artwork is displayed making this project a success and it is all from the hearts of these ladies.
Please see details and additional photos below:
Some of the many valentines that were made for this very worthwhile project
Creative valentines on display.
Here are some of the details of the project that I received from Rebecca:
On Friday evening (Feb 2, 2024) a bunch of Norwich ladies got together to craft valentines for veterans at the VA hospital in White River Junction.
Rebecca started inviting friends to make "Valentines for Veterans" over fifteen years ago. She coordinates with Volunteer Services at the VA Hospital and the valentines are delivered on patients' meal trays around Valentine's Day. This year, She invited many "Ladies of Norwich" to bring their supplies to the wine cellar of the Norwich Inn and spend a few hours making homemade valentines for our veterans. The only rule of making valentines for veterans: no glitter! :)
Eighteen Norwich ladies showed up to craft (and cocktail) :) We made 103 valentines and had plenty of fun!
These ladies know how to shoot from the heart with their messages of love and hope.
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