WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 14, 2020)--– Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) joined Toms River Regional and North Hanover Schools to participate in Valentines for Veterans, an effort as part of the annual “Salute a Veteran Patient Week” to thank New Jersey veterans for their service and remind them of their special place in our communities.
“Our veterans have sacrificed so much for our country, we owe them our thanks and gratitude,” said Congressman Kim. “It is incredibly inspiring to see students from Toms River and North Hanover come together to provide that thanks to our veterans. I want to thank the Toms River and North Hanover schools for their leadership and initiative. They’ve shown the importance of coming together to support those who served.”
Students from Toms River Regional Schools and the North Hanover Township School District participated in this program, making Valentine’s Day cards for veterans. Congressman Kim delivered these valentines to the VA’s Philadelphia Medical Center to be distributed to local veterans.
“The district is always proud to support our local veterans, especially when doing so highlights the talent and compassion of our students,” said Toms River Regional Schools Superintendent David Healy. “We’re thankful to Congressman Kim and his team for helping facilitate this project, we’re proud of our teachers and students for their work and creativity, and we’re hopeful these cards brighten the days of our veterans in VA facilities throughout the area.”
Congressman Kim has been a vocal proponent for a new veterans’ health care facility in Ocean County, and has introduced bipartisan legislation to protect veterans from VA errors and help veterans identify employment opportunities during their transition to civilian life. More information about Congressman Kim can be found on his website by clicking here.