Temple: VA patients surprised with early Valentine's Day gifts

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TEMPLE, Texas (KWTX) As part of National Salute Program week, veteran affair staff from across the country are holding events this week to show their honor and appreciation to inpatient and outpatient veterans.

Miss Texas 2017 Margana Wood along with Temple and state community leaders stopped by the VA hospital in Temple to surprise veterans with bags full of Valentine's treats.

“These are the men and women who fought for us to have the freedom we all know. That freedom is not free, it is earned. We honor these men and women and thank them for all the work and sacrifice that they put in so that we can live that wonderful life that we live here in the United States” says Wood.

Early Monday morning, patients from the VA Clinic in Waco were surprised with presents.

This program has taken place for more than 30 years.