By Max Wallack
Puzzles to Remember
This week, I received several letters of appreciation for the puzzles I have distributed, including two letters from Veterans’ Homes.
I try to donate as many puzzles as possible for veterans with Alzheimer’s disease. I think it’s very sad that these heroes who risked their lives for our country now cannot even remember their heroic acts.
The Veterans Home of California-Barstow wrote:
“We received the puzzles you sent in, Spirit of New York and Goldfinch, and want to thank you for your kindness and thoughtfulness. Our veterans enjoy puzzles very much. Some of them are framed and displayed as art throughout our facility. This has become a favorite pastime and we appreciate having them.”
The Nevada State Veterans Home wrote:
“I want to take just a minute to personally acknowledge your recent donation of 2 Large Piece Puzzles [Springbok PuzzlesToRemember] to the Nevada State Veterans Home Gift Account for the benefit of residents at the Home. Support, such as yours, enables us to provide the highest quality of care for our residents and goes far in our efforts to enhance their day-to-day life. On behalf of America’s heroes, ‘thank you!’ "
Veterans, it is I that thank you!!
Max Wallack is a student at Boston University Academy. His great grandmother, Gertrude, suffered from Alzheimer's disease. Max is the founder of PUZZLES TO REMEMBER. PTR is a project that provides puzzles to nursing homes and veterans institutions that care for Alzheimer's and dementia patients.