The national salute kicks off each year with the VA’s popular “Valentines for Vets” program.
Individuals, Veterans groups, military personnel, civic organizations, businesses, schools, local media, celebrities and sports stars traditionally deliver valentines or visit the more than 98,000 Veterans of the United States armed services who are cared for every day in Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) medical facilities, outpatient clinics, domiciliaries, and community living centers.
While the National Salute kicks off in mid-February, Americans can show their appreciation to our Veterans all year long, by volunteering their time or donating to VA medical facilities.
No medical experience is necessary and volunteers are encouraged to share ideas on using their unique skills. To find opportunities, visit your nearest VA medical facility or visit http://www.volunteer.va.gov
Citizens can also make a difference through E-Donate, an online donation option at
I know myself how much volunteers contribute to the VA. When my husband (former Army vet- 14 years of service) and I must travel long distances for medical care, we often take advantage of the VA’s shuttle service.
We are so very grateful for the many volunteer drivers who give of their time to see that we make it to and from our appointments. I can’t imagine what we would do without them.