Students send 3,000 Valentines to veterans


More than 3,000 Valentine's Day cards are being delivered to Bay Area veterans from students at San Mateo County schools.

Rep. Jackie Speier, D-San Mateo/San Francisco, mobilized the effort by asking about 50 Peninsula schools to write the holiday cards to thank servicemen and women for their sacrifice and work in the military, according to a statement from the congresswoman's office.

"I am deeply touched by the heartfelt comments and beautiful art our students have created," Rep. Speier said. "They clearly care about the sacrifices made by our veterans.

The cards came from students ranging in age from two to 20 years old, she said.

Some of the valentines were delivered to veterans at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System on Friday and another batch will go out Monday to veterans at Fort Miley VA Medical Center in San Francisco.

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