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Carney delivers valentines to vets

Delaware elementary students make thank you cards
Feb 26, 2014
Photo by: Steven Billups

U.S. Congressman John Carney celebrated Valentine’s Day with the launch of his third annual Valentines for Vets program. Students from nine elementary schools across the state made more than 1,000 Valentine's Day cards thanking Delaware veterans for their service. Carney delivered the cards to residents at the Delaware Veterans Home in Milford.

Participating schools were Austin D. Baltz Elementary in Elsmere, Booker T. Washington Elementary in Dover, Carrie Downie Elementary in New Castle, Georgetown Elementary in Georgetown, Lord Baltimore Elementary in Ocean View, Lulu M. Ross Elementary in Milford,  Mispillion Elementary in Milford, Paul Laurence Dunbar Elementary in Laurel and Woodbridge Elementary in Greenwood.

Carney is shown with Milford Veterans Home Resident Council members  and students from Epworth Christian School in Laurel. Shown in back are (l-r) Carney, Laurel Christian School Student Council Vice President Liam Cantron, Michael Briggs, Laurel Christian School Student Council President Caleb McFarlan and Rachael Harrison. In front are Resident Council President Otis Mason, Resident Council Vice President Ken Riddle and Resident Council Sergeant at Arms Howie Schweitzer.


Student Michael Briggs greets veteran Howie Schweitzer before presenting the valentines from his fellow students. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Congressman Carney reads one of the Valentine's Day cards from school children to veterans Otis Mason, center, and Ken Riddle. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Just a few of the many valentines from school children on display in the Milford Veterans Home. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
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