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Legislator Rath's Valentines for Veterans program delivers cards to Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station


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oneilj - Posted on 19 February 2013

Erie County Legislator Edward Rath delivered hundreds of valentines to the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, 2013, through his 3rd annual Valentines for Veterans program. The large batch of cards was made by students at Clarence Center Elementary, Country Parkway Elementary, Harris Hill Elementary, Nativity of Mary School and St. Gregory the Great School.

 

“I was honored to personally deliver the valentines to the members of the 914th and 107th Airlift Wings to thank them for their service. In addition, the Reserve Station is sending many of the cards overseas to our heroes who were unable to be with their families on Valentine’s Day, and remind them they are never forgotten and always appreciated,” said Legislator Rath. “From classrooms in Amherst and Clarence to military bases overseas, the Valentines for Veterans program connects our community. This is just another opportunity to remind our servicemen and women that we are grateful every day for their dedicated service.”

 

Legislator Rath started Valentines for Veterans in 2011 and over the years the program has provided thousands of cards for veterans and active members of the military thanks to the hard work of schools from the district he represents.

 

“It was a pleasure welcoming Mr. Rath to the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station and we thank him, his colleagues and all the children and schools who participated in this wonderful program.  These hand-made cards are very much appreciated by the men and women in uniform, both stateside and overseas,” said Master Sgt. Kevin Nichols, 914 AW.

 

In the weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day, Legislator Rath visited the schools to personally collect the cards and thank the students for their participation. When meeting with the students, Legislator Rath encouraged them to honor veterans year round and to always thank a veteran or member of the military when they have a chance.

 

For additional information about the Valentines for Veterans program, or to contact Legislator Rath’s office, please call (716) 858-8676 or email edward.rath@erie.gov.