Dingell Invites Local Students to Participate in “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 fifth year in a row that Dingell has organized the “Valentines for Veterans” project.
“A gesture as small as a handmade card can mean so much to the men and women who served our country,” said Dingell. “For Valentine’s Day, I invite all students to join us in showing our veterans how much we appreciate their service and sacrifices.”
The cards will be delivered in the days before Valentine’s Day by 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 artwork at Dingell’s Michigan offices anytime between now and Thursday, February 7, or call the Dearborn office at 313-278-2936 to arrange for pickup.
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Dearborn, MI 48124
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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.