Today's batch came from South School in New Canaan, All Saints Catholic School in Norwalk and St. Cecilia's in Stamford.

BRIDGEPORT, CT—Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) is announcing his third annual “Valentines for Vets” program, which collects valentines made by Fourth District children to deliver to local veterans. This year’s valentines will be taken to the local VA hospital, Homes for the Brave in Bridgeport, and other service organizations. Himes traditionally visits a participating school to make cards with students, and veterans accompany him to share stories about their service.

“I have seen how appreciative veterans are when someone sincerely thanks them for their service and know they are incredibly grateful for the many beautiful cards they receive,” Himes said. “This is a great chance for kids to learn about the sacrifice our men and women in uniform make while also brightening someone’s day.”

Anyone who would like to participate in this year’s Valentines for Vets program should call Peter Yazbak in Himes’s Bridgeport office at (866) 453-0028. Valentines may also be mailed to or dropped off at either of Himes’ district offices by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 10, 2012.

By Stephen Krauchick

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