Thank Veterans on Valentine’s Day

“Valentines for Vets” program helps connect students with Delaware veterans


MILFORD — Congressman John Carney (D-DE) celebrated Valentine’s Day early this year by partnering with Delaware students to thank veterans for their service.

Over the last month, students at Lulu M. Ross Elementary School, Banneker Elementary School, Mispillion Elementary School, Georgetown Elementary School, North Georgetown Elementary School, and Howard T. Ennis School made valentines cards for Delaware veterans. The students made more than 1,000 valentines in total.

This morning, Congressman Carney visited Lulu Ross Elementary School to pick up some of the valentines and discuss with the students what they learned about the roles that active military members and veterans play in our communities.

Congressman Carney then went to the Delaware Veterans Home in Milford to visit the residents and distribute the valentines.

“Delaware veterans are extremely appreciative when someone thanks them for their service to our nation,” said Congressman Carney.

“Valentines for Vets is a great opportunity for young people to make a personal connection with a veteran and learn about the brave men and women who dedicate themselves to serving our country.”

“Veterans and active service members give so much to the community, and they are great examples for our children to follow,” said Cynthia McKenzie, Principal at Lulu Ross Elementary School.

“Making valentines is a small way for our students to show their appreciation.

I want to thank Congressman Carney for giving us the opportunity to participate, and I hope we can turn this project into an ongoing partnership between our students and the veterans in our community.”