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Dingell Invites Students to Participate in 10th Annual Valentines for Veterans Project

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-06) is inviting students to participate in her annual “Valentines for Veterans” project by creating handmade Valentine’s Day cards to be delivered directly to local veterans. Since 2015, students across the region make hundreds of cards each year to show love and appreciation to veterans at the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center and Lieutenant Colonel Charles S. Kettles Ann Arbor VA Medical Center, along with VA doctors, nurses, administrators, and staff.
“A simple gesture of love and kindness goes a long way to make someone smile and brighten their day, especially on Valentine’s Day. It takes just a moment to remind our veterans that we care about them,” said Dingell. “Every year, we invite students to join us in showing our veterans how much we appreciate their service and sacrifice with handmade valentine cards. We also continue to recognize and thank our VA doctors, nurses, administrators, and staff who have risked their own health to provide care. It’s one of my favorite parts of every year to see the outpouring of love and kindness students share with our veterans.”
Please drop off your handmade valentines by February 7th to the Ann Arbor office at 2006 Hogback Road, Suite 7 or the Woodhaven office in the Woodhaven City Hall building at 21869 West Road. If you have any questions, please call 313-278-2936 for assistance or email Schools with a large volume of Valentines for Veterans may contact the office to arrange a pick-up.
Rep. Dingell and her team will hand-deliver each valentine by Valentine’s Day to the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center and Lieutenant Colonel Charles S. Kettles Ann Arbor VA Medical Center.
After “Valentines for Veterans” received such an overwhelming response from veterans, schools, and the community, 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.

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