If it is the Friday before Valentines Day and I am on the road delivering handmade Valentines and assorted items to veterans at the Long Island State Veterans Home in Stony Brook and the Northport, VA Medical Center.
The enlisted public and parochial schools, as well as businesses and private citizens, to create homemade valentines and contribute needed items such as personal care products, outerwear, and electronics to residents at both facilities.
For the past 5 years, residents in our community have shown their appreciation for the sacrifices that our veterans have made for us by sending valentines and donating items
As a member of the Assembly’s Veterans Affairs Committee, I thank the community for generously opening their hearts and showing our veterans that they have not been forgotten.
Michelle Schimel is the New York State Assembly representative for the 16th Assembly District. She was first elected in a Special Election held on March 27, 2007.