The holidays will be different for all of us this year. The flights home will be empty; the tables will be set for far fewer. While this time of year is usually about coming together with family and friends, Canadians across the country, including many of our Veterans, will be separated from their loved ones this winter.

If you’ve got some time, let them know you’re thinking of them by sending holiday cheer cards directly to Veterans in long term care homes in your community, or via your local Royal Canadian Legion branch. It’s going to be a difficult winter for a lot of folks, and a small act like sending a holiday card can brighten the spirits of the Veterans who have sacrificed so much in service of Canada.

For more information about the Holiday Cheer Card campaign, please visit veterans.gc.ca/holidays.

The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence

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