Several Claremore veterans’ Valentine’s Day got a little bit sweeter this week, when they were paid a visit by members of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Auxiliary.
DAV Auxiliary members stopped at Wood Manor and other local nursing homes to hand-deliver Valentines, chocolate, and tokens of appreciation and affection to the veterans in honor of Valentine’s Day.
“We’re just wanting to show our support and appreciation to our local veterans,” said Millie Moseley, junior vice commander, Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary. “Last Christmas, we collected and sent Christmas cards to vets in Claremore and across Oklahoma — 1,300 in all, and for Valentine’s Day, we’re visiting local nursing homes and facilities to personally hand out Valentine’s cards and gifts to express our love and gratitude to these men and women who have served our country.”
Veterans who were on hand to receive Valentines at Wood Manor included William Lacy, Virgil Mclain, George Henry, Garvan Newfeld, and Michael Hibben.
After presenting Valentines to Wood Manor veterans, Mosely and DAV Auxiliary volunteers made deliveries to veterans at Claremore Nursing Home and Brookfield Assisted Living.
The DAV Auxiliary’s mission is to support and help local veterans. The group, which meets on the third Monday of each month, is funded solely by donations and monies raised through fundraisers.
Persons wishing to volunteer or contribute to the DAV Auxiliary group may do so by contacting Moseley at 918-785-3594.