Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) has launched his second annual Valentines for Veterans Drive. He’ll kick off the drive by making cards with Dower Elementary School students Friday morning. All students from around the South Sound are encouraged to decorate cards thanking our local veterans for their service to our country. The Congressman’s office will deliver the cards to local veterans at the VA Puget Sound on Valentine’s Day. More than one thousand cards were delivered last year.
Local schools and home schooled students are encouraged to incorporate the Valentines for Veterans Drive into their regular art curriculum. Students of all grade levels and ages are welcome to participate. So far more than a dozen schools in the South Sound have signed on to participate:
Aylen Junior High (Puyallup), Kalles Junior High (Puyallup), Zeiger Elementary (South Hill), Waller Road Elementary (Waller), Evergreen Elementary (Joint Base Lewis-McChord), Dower Elementary (Lakewood), Chambers Prairie Elementary (Lacey), Evergreen Forest Elementary (Lacey), Horizons Elementary (Lacey), Lacey Elementary (Lacey), Lakes Elementary (Lacey), Meadows Elementary (Lacey), Olympic View Elementary (Lacey), South Bay Elementary (Olympia), East Olympia Elementary (Olympia), Michael T. Simmons Elementary (Tumwater), Crestwood Elementary (Bonney Lake), Daffodil Valley Elementary (Sumner), Donald Eismann Elementary (Bonney Lake)
Anyone wishing to participate can drop off Valentine’s Day cards at Congressman Heck’s district offices between 8:30 AM and 5 PM, Monday through Friday, prior to or on February 13th.
The Pierce County office is located on the third floor of Lakewood City Hall:
6000 Main Street SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
The Thurston/Mason County office is located on the third floor of Lacey City Hall:
420 College Street SE
Lacey, WA 98503