Veterans Thanked for Securing Nation's Independence

Published 07/03 2013 05:43PM

Updated 07/03 2013 06:50PM

Several hundred Texomans made sure they didn't forget to send a big thank you to those who secured our nation's independence.

They did that by participating in the "Operation: Thank a Veteran Program."

Volunteers delivered cards written by folks all around the country to vets who live at Presbyterian Manor, Perkins-Prothro Healthcare, and the House of Hope.

Each card contained a special message thanking the vets for their service.

This is the second year for the program.

Jerri Thomas, director of marketing for Presbyterian Manor, says, "Oh, the smiles on their faces, they're just so happy and surprised!  They can't understand why we're here giving them a thank you.  Their service has been a while back in their lifetime and it really surprises them that we thank them for their service."

More than 300 cards were delivered in separate bundles to 46 veterans.

And a new addition this year: each veteran also received two boxes of Girl Scout cookies compliments of the Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains.

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