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March 5, 2008 > Greeting veterans with cheer

Greeting veterans with cheer

Submitted By Debbi Dresser
Photos By courtesy of Debbi Dresser

Operation: MOM has gone to the VA Hospital in Palo Alto for the past three years at Christmas time to deliver stockings filled with candy, cards and other goodies, as well as caroling, but felt once a year was not enough.

They recently visited to bring Valentine's Day greetings to the veterans, some of whom remembered them from Christmas. Cards, which were made and donated by students at the Principled Academy in San Leandro and Family Bible Fellowship in Newark, as well as other goodies, were distributed.

Many of the men and women at the VA Hospital do not have family nearby so it makes them very happy to have visitors. Operation: MOM's next visit will include a BBQ sometime after April.

For further information on Operation: MOM events such as packing for the troops and drop-off depots please check out the calendar at

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