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Valentines for Vets: Sam Johnson Encourages Area School Participation

Washington, D.C. – To coincide with the National Salute to Veterans Week (February 9-15th), U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) is organizing his annual “Valentines for Vets” outreach program.  Teachers and students in Collin County are encouraged to create Valentines that will be picked up by staff during the week of February 1st – Congressman Johnson will then hand-deliver the heart-felt messages to veterans at the Dallas VA Medical Center.

“Across the country, thousands of veterans are hospitalized in medical centers operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA),” said Johnson.  “Many times, these special men and women are away from their family and friends for long periods of time.  That is why each year I ask students and teachers in Collin County for their help in creating valentines for our veterans.  This program is an excellent opportunity to teach young students about freedom and military service.  It also 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!”  

To see if your school is participating and to schedule a pick-up time no later than February 1st, please reach out to Valentines for Vets program coordinator, Chance Watson.

Details about the special card specifications can be found HERE.

Monday, January 26, 2015