Here's a sweet way for all of us to honor our Texas veterans and show them some love on Valentine's Day.

The Veteran’s Land Board has announced a 'Valentines for Veterans' campaign, inviting Texans to send Valentine greetings to any of the nine State Veterans Homes in Texas.

One of those nine homes happens to be right here in Central Texas!

The William R. Courtney Texas State Veterans Home is located at 1424 Martin Luther King Jr. Lane in Temple.

 

Veterans Homes in Texas Are a Valuable Resource

These homes provide affordable long-term care for Texas veterans, their spouses, and Gold Star parents.

The William R. Courtney Texas State Veterans Home in Temple was the first state veterans home built after enabling legislation was passed, opening in 2000.

The home is named after World War II veteran and U.S. Army 10th Mountain Division 1st Lt. William R. Courtney, who served from 1942 to 1946.

 

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Other Veterans Homes in Texas

There are eight other veterans homes throughout the state. If you're really feeling ambitious, you could send cards to all of them!

To make sure the cards are delivered by Valentine's Day, it's best to mail them by Thursday, February 10th.

What About Veterans Outside of Texas?

If you would like to send a Valentine message to additional veterans and service members, Soldiers' Angels Valentines for Veterans is another way for you to spread even more love.

Soldiers' Angels just asks that you include $1 per Valentine to cover mailing costs to send boxes to deployed troops overseas and to VA Hospitals.

Send your Valentines, plus one dollar per card, to this address:

Soldiers’ Angels Valentines for Veterans 
2895 NE Loop 410, Suite 107
San Antonio, Texas 78218

For more information, visit soldiersangels.org.

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