Maloney’s Office Has Collected Over 5,500 Valentines for Veterans and Servicemembers
For the fifth year in a row, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) has concluded his “Valentines for Veterans” program by hand-delivering thousands of valentines to veterans at Castle Point. Thanks to overwhelming support from the Hudson Valley, Rep. Maloney expanded the initiative this year and delivered additional valentines to veterans service organizations at his local office in Newburgh. A final set of valentines will be sent to the deployed airman of the 105th Airlift Wing, based out of Stewart Air National Guard Base.
“The veterans get a huge kick out of receiving a valentine – it may seem like a small gesture, but it makes a big impact and it’s a great way to show our appreciation for our veterans service and sacrifice,” said Rep. Maloney. “I want to thank everyone who took some time to show some love for our veterans.”
“It’s great Congressman Maloney is having this event to recognize veterans on Valentine’s Day,” said Commander Tommy Zurhellen of American Legion Post 170 in Poughkeepsie. “A lot of times veterans who are disabled or in hospice don’t get the connection a lot of us take for granted on holidays like this.”
Dozens of schools, scouting troops, and businesses from across the Hudson Valley participated in the event and sent in thousands of valentines over the past month. Walden Savings Bank in Orange County alone collected over 2,000 valentines.