ECVSA Director, David Shenk attended the National Salute to Veteran Patients at VA WNY Healthcare System, 3495 Bailey Ave, Buffalo.
Valentine's Day cards made by local students & US Flags were distributed to inpatients.
Annually observed for the past 71 years during the Valentine's Day celebration week, National Salute to Veteran Patients is a day of caring and sharing which underscores the Salute's expression of honor and appreciation to both inpatient and outpatient Veterans. For the thirty-ninth consecutive year, the nationally syndicated column started by Ann Landers, now called “Annie’s Mailbox” has devoted a column to the National Salute, asking readers to send Valentine cards and letters to hospitalized Veterans at VA medical centers. Valentine cards made by local school children will be displayed and given to Veterans.
ECVSA has participated with the Buffalo VA Hospital for many years in this important event.