PORT ORCHARD — U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer hand-delivered a passel of Valentine’s Day cards to residents at the Washington Home for Veterans and the VFW Post 2669 in Port Orchard Friday as a gift from area students in the Sixth Congressional District.
Kilmer’s personal delivery was part of the congressman’s “Valentines for Veterans” initiative, the congressman’s office said.
“We can never thank our veterans enough,” Kilmer said. “They committed themselves to keep our country safe, and they continue to serve our community every day.
“This Valentine’s Day, I’m grateful to be able to show a small token of our community’s appreciation by delivering valentines made by students from across our region. Thanks to our veterans — and thanks to local kids for showing some love to the brave men and women who served our country.”
Students from schools across the region participated in the “Valentines for Veterans” program as an opportunity to send greetings and show appreciation to area veterans, Kilmer’s office said.