Military and Veteran Services delivers 300 valentines to local veterans

pile of red and white paper hearts with notes written on them

Augusta University’s Military and Veteran Services (MVS) recently delivered 300 valentines to veterans in the Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home and the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center.

The valentines — handwritten, heart-shaped notes — were written by both staff and students, and included messages thanking recipients for their service to the country. The notes were delivered on Feb. 10-11.

One message read: “I want you to know you are appreciated, and thought of often.” Another read: “Happy Valentine’s Day, Hero! Wishing that this day is filled with joy and love.”

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Coordination of this project began in late January, and MVS received support from students, faculty, staff in Enrollment Management and the JagStore, and many more.

“Everyone likes to feel loved and appreciated, and that includes our veterans,” said Dr. Stefane Raulerson, director of Military and Veteran Services at Augusta University. “They can be remembered and appreciated on more than just Veterans Day, and that’s the idea that inspired this project.”

Rebecca Luca, business operations manager in the JagStore, was happy to provide support.

“The JagStore staff enjoyed making these valentines,” said Luca. “It was such a cute project!”

This is the first “valentines for veterans” project MVS has sponsored, but they hope it will become an annual tradition.

Learn more about Military and Veteran Services.

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Paige Fowler is the Communications Specialist for the Division of Enrollment and Student Affairs at Augusta University. Contact her to schedule an interview on this topic or with one of our experts at pfowler@augusta.edu.

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