Bridgeport, CT  Congressman Jim Himes announced today his ninth annual “Valentines for Vets” program, which collects valentines made by Fourth District constituents of all ages and delivers them to local veterans. This year’s valentines will be taken to the local VA hospital, Homes for the Brave in Bridgeport and other veterans service organizations in the Fourth District.

Himes also traditionally visits a participating school to make cards with students, and veterans accompany him to share stories about their service. More details will be announced soon.

“I have seen how appreciative veterans are when someone sincerely thanks them for their service and know they were incredibly grateful for the many beautiful cards they received,” said Himes. “This is a great chance for kids and local residents to learn about the sacrifice our men and women in uniform make while showing our veterans they are always in our thoughts.”

Last year, over 65 schools participated by making valentines for distribution. See examples from last year’s program on my Facebook page here.

If you would like to participate in the "Valentines for Veterans" project, please contact Joshua Rodriguez at or call our office at (203) 333-6600. Valentines may be mailed or dropped off to Rep. Himes’ Bridgeport office at 211 State Street, Floor 2, Bridgeport, CT 06604 by 5:00 pm on Friday, February 7, 2020.