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Valentines for Veterans recipients thank students for cards, encouraging messages


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Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick announces his 5th annual Valentines for Veterans program got off to a great start on Jan. 20, 2015 at Hamilton Elementary School, which is part of the Ken-Ton School District.

oneilj - Posted on 22 March 2013

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Justin Kaier of Alpha Company received cards made by Mount St. Mary Academy students during Valentines for Veterans program. Thousands of cards were delivered to active servicemen and women, as well as local veterans, who have expressed their gratitude to the students for thinking of them. He is pictured with Legislator Kevin Hardwick and Principal Dawn Riggie. 

On March 21, Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick received a special email that capped a successful Valentines for Veterans program. U.S. Fifth Fleet Chaplain Mark Steiner wrote to Legislator Hardwick to express the gratitude of the servicemen and women who received valentines created by students attending schools in the City of Tonawanda, Grand Island and Town of Tonawanda.

 

“Chaplain Steiner’s email was a nice conclusion to the Valentines for Veterans program, showing the students exactly how their kind act had made a difference. When I met with students in February during the Valentines for Veterans program, I spoke about who the cards were going to and how important it was to thank our soldiers and veterans. It was nice to hear directly from those who received the cards and how much they were appreciated. The students should be proud of themselves,” said Legislator Hardwick.

 

The message from Chaplain Steiner, read in part, “On behalf of the men and women assigned to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, U.S. FIFTH Fleet and Combined Maritime Forces, please accept my gratitude for the wonderful Valentines cards.  They certainly boosted the morale of our troops.  We are grateful for your encouragement.”

 

This was the 3rd year that Legislator Hardwick hosted the Valentines for Veterans program and thanks to the local schools and students, thousands of cards were created.

 

The following District 4 schools are applauded for supporting the 2013 Valentines for Veterans program:

 

  • The Baptist School
  • Fletcher School
  • Hamilton Elementary
  • Holmes Elementary
  • Huth Elementary
  • Jefferson School
  • Kaegebein Elementary
  • Mount St. Mary Academy
  • Mullen School
  • New Life Christian School
  • Riverview Elementary
  • St. Stephen School
  • Thomas Edison School

 

 

For additional information about Valentines for Veterans or to reach Legislator Hardwick, please contact his Legislative Office at 858-8672 or email kevin.hardwick@erie.gov