2017 Valentines for Vets: Sam Johnson Encourages Area School Participation
Washington, D.C. – To coincide with the National Salute to Veteran Patients (the week of Valentine’s Day), U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) is holding his annual “Valentines for Vets” outreach program. Teachers and students in Collin County are encouraged to create Valentines that will be hand-delivered to veterans at the Dallas VA Medical Center.
“Many of our hometown veterans are hospitalized for long periods of time, and the hours away from family and friends can get lonely – particularly on holidays,” said Johnson. “That is why every year I ask elementary school students and teachers in Collin County for their help in creating valentines for our veterans. I do this for two main reasons. First, it is an excellent opportunity to teach young students about freedom, protecting our American way of life, and what it means to serve in our Great Nation’s military. Second, this program provides us the chance to say ‘thank you’ to those who we can never thank enough for their service and sacrifice. I encourage all our area schools to participate – together, let’s make this a special day for our hometown heroes!”
Johnson’s office will be accepting valentines through Thursday, February 9th, 2017.
To see if your school is participating and to schedule a drop-off time at Johnson’s Plano office, please reach out to Valentines for Vets program coordinator, Meagan Talton. If your school has over 150 valentines and drop-off is difficult, you may also inquire about scheduling a pick-up time with a staffer.
Details about valentine card specifications can be found HERE.