Letter to the Editor: State veterans home makes difference

Dear Editor:
Can individual acts make a difference? You bet.
The Colorado State Veterans Home knows this first hand. Over the holidays, veterans in our care have been remembered from our communities through an outpouring of gifts. These included handmade cards, Christmas goodies, hats, coats, mittens, scarves and donations.
To be remembered for their sacrifice has touched many hearts.
We also want to specifically thank the Parachute VFW for donating 100 shadow boxes to each of the veterans, spouses or gold star parents (whose only child was killed in action) who are under our care.
These shadow boxes are coming to life by family/friends working together with their loved one to display their memories. It not only reminds them of days past, but also is a good conversation starter for the staff members here who provide their individualized care.
Each veteran/spouse/gold star parent’s family will get the shadow box for their memory at the end of their loved one’s stay here.
The Colorado State Veteran’s Home currently has openings. We would love to serve any veteran, their spouse/widow, or gold star parents. If a veteran has a 70-percent or more service-connected disability, their stay with us is free.
Diane McCann
Marketing Coordinator
Colorado State and
Veterans Nursing Homes