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Rep. Van Taylor Organizes Veteran Patients Appreciation

Program Encourages Outreach to Local Veterans

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PLANO, January 13, 2020 | Anna Raquel McCormack ((202) 570-0927) | comments
U.S. Congressman Van Taylor (TX-03) today announced details for his annual Valentines for Veterans outreach program in Collin County.
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PLANO – U.S. Congressman Van Taylor (TX-03) today announced details for his annual Valentines for Veterans outreach program in Collin County.

The week of February 14 is recognized as National Salute to Veteran Patients week, and provides Americans the opportunity to honor and thank veterans across the country. Specifically, the program aims to increase community awareness of the critical role VA medical centers, outpatient clinics, domiciliaries, and nursing homes play in the treatment and care of our nation’s veterans and encourage citizens to reach out to hospitalized veterans.

During this time, Congressman Taylor encourages Collin County students to create valentines that will be hand-delivered to veterans at the VA North Texas Healthcare System in Dallas.

Congressman Van Taylor said, “Our veterans have made incredible sacrifices for each and every one of us. Taking the time to show our gratitude on Valentine's Day is a simple act of kindness that can have a great impact on our local veterans."

Program Specifics

For schools with more than 200 valentines wishing to arrange a pick up, please contact Congressman Van Taylor’s office prior to Friday, February 7, 2020. For those schools with fewer valentines, please mail them to or drop them off at Congressman Van Taylor’s office at the address provided below. Congressman Taylor’s office must receive all cards prior to Tuesday, February 11, 2020 to ensure delivery.

Valentines for Veterans Guidelines 

  • Do not include perishable foods
  • Do not place valentines in sealed envelopes
  • Do not include student’s personal information such as address, email, or phone number
  • Ensure cards do not include terms such as “RIP” and images related to violence and death
  • While cards of all shapes and styles are welcome, please limit valentines to standard greeting-card size

All questions regarding the Valentines for Veterans program should be directed to Gabriella Pate via email.

A 7th generation Texan, Congressman Van Taylor is a dedicated family man, successful businessman, and decorated Marine Officer. Taylor served Collin County both in the Texas House of Representatives and Texas Senate. Today, Congressman Taylor is proud to serve on the House Committee on Education and Labor as well as the House Committee on Homeland Security.

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