Cherokee Nation leaders celebrate the 10th year of Valentines for Vets program

February 7, 2018

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WHAT:
Cherokee Nation leaders deliver Valentine’s Day cards to veterans in Muskogee.

WHEN:
Friday, Feb. 9
Muskogee at 9:30 a.m.

WHERE:
Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center
1011 Honor Heights Dr.
Muskogee, OK 74401

WHO:
Principal Chief Bill John Baker
Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden
Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr.
Miss Cherokee Madison Whitekiller
Junior Miss Cherokee Danya Pigeon

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – The Cherokee Nation celebrates the 10th year of its Valentines for Vets program by handing out hundreds of handmade Valentine's Day cards to veterans at the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center in Muskogee.

Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker, Deputy Chief and U.S. Navy veteran S. Joe Crittenden, Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. as well as Miss Cherokee Madison Whitekiller and Junior Miss Cherokee Danya Pigeon will hand out the cards donated by area schools, Cherokee Nation citizens and Cherokee Nation Businesses employees, thanking veterans for their military service.

Started in 2008, Cherokee Nation’s Valentines for Vets program provides handmade valentine cards to Cherokee and non-Cherokee veterans. This month, the Cherokee Nation Veterans Center will also host a Valentine’s Day dance for Cherokee veterans and their sweethearts.

For more information on the Cherokee Nation’s Valentines for Vets program or the Cherokee Nation Veterans Center, call 918-772-4166.