Valentines for Veterans 2024

  • Students across the district shared the love this month by participating in our annual Valentines for Veterans & First Responders project! This annual program gives NTPS students an opportunity to demonstrate their gratitude to those who serve our community by making hand-crafted Valentine's cards.

    A special shout-out to all the elementary, middle, and high school students who participated in this compassionate project - including those at Envision, Komachin, Salish, Seven Oaks, Evergreen Forest, Olympic View, Horizons, Pleasant Glade, Meadows and more! And a big NTPS thank you to all of our local service members – including those at Lacey Fire, Lacey Police, and the military at Joint Base Lewis-McChord!

    The Valentines for Veterans program was started locally in 2013 by Lt Governor then-Representative Denny Heck to encourage connection and appreciation among our military and community members in Washington's 10th district. The program expanded to include recognition for first responders in 2018. Representative Marilyn Strickland now sponsors the Valentines for Veterans program, and the compassionate cards continue to be distributed throughout our community each year.