Byrne Collects Valentines from Students for Troops Overseas and Local Vets

Posted: February 20, 2021 in Community, Veterans
Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,SAM,ROS-Mahopac) delivering Valentine’s Day cards for troops overseas at the United for the Troops headquarters with Jim and Patty Rathschmidt

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,SAM,ROS-Mahopac) partnered with elementary students from Mahopac, Brewster and Putnam Valley school districts for a Valentine’s Day surprise for local vets and deployed troops. The students made handmade Valentine’s Day cards which Assemblyman Byrne and his staff passed out at the Putnam County Veterans Service Agency, the Mahopac VFW, and United for the Troops who sent the cards in care packages to troops overseas. These cards were part of United for the Troops “Operation Cupid” campaign, where the organization gathered support from members of the community to collect and send out the care packages to soldiers overseas.

            “This small gesture of appreciation and love goes a long way,” said Assemblyman Byrne. “Valentine’s for Vets is a great opportunity for local students to get creative while brightening the day of both deployed troops and retired local Veterans. This year we distributed hundreds of valentines throughout the district and overseas. Thank you to all of the students and schools who participated in this program and thank you to all the organizations who partnered with us.”

The above information was previously distributed and made public for immediate release by the Office of Assemblyman Kevin Byrne