National Salute to Veteran Patients

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

Daily from February 10, 2013 until February 16, 2013

Location: VA Northern Indiana Health Care System Marion campus

Phone: (765) 677-3114

Event Description

February 9, 2011 Updated Feb 7, 2013 at 12:27 PM EDT

National Salute to Veteran Patients

February 10-16, 2013
No one should be alone on Valentine’s Day and this year, no one has to be. I would like to personally invite every one of your readers to show their love and appreciation to the Veterans who defended their freedoms by visiting the VA Northern Indiana Health Care System Marion campus as part of the National Salute to Veteran Patients Feb. 10-16.

We encourage you to come join our "Visit a Vet for Valentine's Day" program or arrange for a visit through our Voluntary Service Office during National Salute week to visit Veterans at our VA facility and remind them that their sacrifices are not forgotten.

However, the love doesn’t have to end on Valentine’s Day. Many of our Veterans are coming to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) with special needs and challenges that require the hearts and hands of a new generation of VA volunteers. VA Northern Indiana Health Care System invites citizens, young and old, to join us in honoring our Veterans year round by learning more about VA’s volunteer program as well.

Every citizen can make a positive difference in the life of a Veteran patient. Visits from community groups do so much to lift the spirits of our patients. I invite every member of our community to participate.

Call our Voluntary Service office at (765) 677-3114 to schedule a visit and learn how to join the VA’s National Salute to Veteran Patients. HH

Our National Salute to Veterans program includes:

Monday February 11, 2013
McDonalds Day
McDonalds Treats will be delivered to inpatient Veterans.
Sponsored by Recreation Therapy and Voluntary Services thru donation from “Veterans Gift Card Project”

2:00pm-3:00 pm: Patriotic afghan distribution to the
Veterans Community Living Center by Assistant Director of Operations, Helen Rhodes.
Sponsored by Voluntary Services thru an individual donation

Tuesday February 12, 2013
Miss Indiana Day
9:00 am: Miss Indiana to visit Veterans at the Fort Wayne campus.
Sponsored by Voluntary Service and Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks.
1:00pm: Miss Indiana to visit inpatient Veterans at the Marion Campus.
Sponsored by Voluntary Services and Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks.

Wednesday February 13, 2013
Popcorn Day
10:00am: Popcorn Distribution to all Marion outpatient Veterans.
Distribution will be held in Building 138 Main Lobby.
Deliver to inpatient units during the afternoon hours.
Sponsored by Voluntary Services thru Boy Scouts of America and Weaver Popcorn
Thursday February 14, 2013
Indianapolis Colts Cheerleader Day
1:30pm-3:30pm: Colts Cheerleaders will be visiting Veterans in Marion Recreation Clinic.
Snacks will be provided.
Sponsored by Recreation Therapy and Voluntary Services thru donations from “Operation Honor our Veterans”

Friday February 15, 2013
Movie Day
1:30pm-Movie and special treats in the Recreation Clinic.
Sponsored by Recreation Therapy thru donations




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