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Queens, NY, February 21, 2012 NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., who serves on the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security & Military Affairs Committee, paid tribute to the brave sacrifice given by American men and women in uniform by supporting school children in the district who work on a Valentine’s Day-themed project each year designed to applaud our heroic veterans housed in the VA St. Albans Community Care Center. On Thursday, February 16, Senator Addabbo visited residents of the VA St. Albans Community Care Center, as the representative of over 50 students from P.S. 88 in Ridgewood and delivered their “Valentines for Vets” greetings. Dozens of students had worked for the past several weeks on crafting creative, colorful, expressive greeting cards and letters, to show appreciation for the veterans’ sacrifice and service from World War II to the Middle East conflicts. Their teacher and principal met with the senator earlier that morning when he picked up the students’ work.

Senator Addabbo then visited the veterans to personally deliver heart-felt greetings to each from the school children, affectionate tokens filled with expressions of their gratitude to show the veterans they care and they’re not forgotten. For more information on the above, please contact Senator Addabbo’s district office in Howard Beach at 718-738-1111.


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