Dingell Invites Local Students to Participate in 4th Annual “Valentines for Veterans” Project
DEARBORN, MI – As Valentine’s Day approaches, U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) is inviting local students to participate in the “Valentines for Veterans” project by making handmade valentine cards for local veterans. Last year, students across the region created hundreds of cards to show veterans how much they are loved and appreciated. This is the fourth year in a row that Dingell has organized the “Valentines for Veterans” project.
“Our Veterans have done so much to protect our country and the freedoms we enjoy every day,” said Dingell. “For Valentine’s Day, I invite all students to join us in showing our local veterans how much we love and appreciate them.”
The cards will be delivered in the days before Valentine’s Day by Congresswoman Dingell and friends to both the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center and the Ann Arbor VA.
Those who wish to participate may drop off cards at Dingell’s Michigan offices anytime between now and Thursday, February 8th, or call the Dearborn office at 313-278-2936 to arrange for pickup.
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After “Valentines for Veterans” received such an overwhelming response from veterans, schools and the community in 2015, Dingell launched the year-round “Sending Smiles to Vets” program, which engages young people on an ongoing basis to create cards and artwork for veterans. The program celebrates various seasons and holidays, including Independence Day, Veterans Day and Thanksgiving.