MUSKOGEE — Cherokee Nation leaders hand-delivered Valentine's Day cards to veterans at the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center in Muskogee on Monday.
Officials say leaders hand-delivered hundreds of homemade cards that were created by tribal employees, area schools, churches and individuals.
The cards thanked the veterans for their military service.
The Valentine's cards are a part of Valentines for Vets, the tribe's annual program, officials say.
Officials say, the Valentine's for Vets program began in 2008 by the late Rogan Noble who was a veterans affairs advocate and Marine Corps veteran.
The cards are provided to Cherokee and non-Cherokee veterans and is part of the National Salute to Veteran Patients, officials say.
On Monday, the cards were delivered to veterans in centers and hospitals in Muskogee, Tahlequah, Jay, Fayetteville, Sallisaw, Claremore, Talihina and Vinita.
If you would like more information about the Cherokee Nation's Valentines for Vets program, call 918-772-4166, the Cherokee Nation Veterans Center.
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