Library encourages community members to make Valentine's Day cards for veterans

Posted at 5:37 PM, Feb 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-06 18:42:34-05

Susan Starnes shared it is never too early to celebrate Valentine's Day.

“We should show our love all the time of course," said Starnes.

As a spouse of a veteran, she explained when it comes to those who may not have loved ones around, the day is even more important.

"It's a lot of sacrifice. It's 24 hours a day that these men and women give," said Starnes.

That is why she took the time to join people at the Salado Public Library this afternoon to make special gifts for those who serve.

"It's Valentines for vets and we make Valentines. Several of the friends come in and do this and then we deliver them to the VA," said Connie Cryar, Salado Public Library volunteer.

“This is one way, us here in Salado, that we like to be able to show our appreciation because they have sacrificed so much,” said Starnes.

Starnes said the simple act of kindness goes a long way.

"I know how important it is for the men and women to know that they are appreciated for the service that they give,” said Starnes.

"Well we want them to know they're remembered, and that America loves them,” said Cryar.

A veteran who stopped by also agreed.

"It's good for me. It's good for the veterans. It’s good for the people making them. please make more,” said Jerry Cremer.

The cards will be passed out at the Central Texas VA Health Care System during the week of Valentine's Day.

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