Kids make Valentines for veterans

Catalina Dorsett, a pre-k 4 student at Horizon Montessori III, shows her Valentine’s Day card for veterans, which were presented at the Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic. Courtesy p hoto

HARLINGEN — The faces say it all.

“Thank you for our freedom. Love, Savannah,” says a Valentines card a little girl offers local veterans.

“Thank you for taking care of use. We Love You,” says a young boy with his own card.

The students at Horizon Montessori III made Valentine’s Day cards for veterans, which were presented Wednesday at the Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic.

Students pre-kindergarten through 8th grade spent about a week creating the cards.

“The VA requested that the students create Valentines cards for them,” said Alondra Garcia, community relations specialist for the school at 2802 S. 77 Sunshine Strip in Harlingen.

“Our art teacher is the one that created the profile of the cards,” she said. “It just says Happy Valentine’s Day and it has a little thank you, and then each student writes what they want. One says, ‘Honoring our country.’”

Because of COVID-19 restrictions, the kids weren’t able to visit the clinic personally. The school’s mascot, Freddy the Falcon, made the delivery.


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