Kids make 1,000 Valentine's Day cards to show love to Arizona veterans

February 14, 2020
In The News

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- Arizona Rep. Greg Stanton and elementary kids from his Ninth Congressional District all joined forces to give veterans a huge thank you on Valentine's Day.

Through the "Valentine's for Vets" initiative, headed by Stanton, a bunch of students from various schools in his district made more than a thousand cards to show love to the men and women who served this country. 

To collect all these cards, for weeks, Stanton's team collaborated with teachers and administrators from the Tempe Elementary School District, Mesa Public Schools, Madison Elementary School District, Chandler Unified School District and Scottsdale Unified School District.

Stanton called it a sweet, simple gesture. "In schools across our district, teachers and students discussed the bravery and sacrifice of our military veterans, and they created these thoughtful cards to show their appreciation. I’m blown away by the outpouring of support we got from our local students—they helped make a lot of veterans’ Valentine’s Day brighter," he said in a press release. 

On Valentine's Day, Stanton went around to places like the Phoenix VA Hospital, the Arizona State Veteran Home and Devonshire Senior Center to gift veterans with the cards and say hello to them and their families.