A virtual Valentine's Day for Veterans
Last updated 3/3/2021 at 10:08am
Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow invites the Will County community to view "Virtual Valentines for Veterans" prepared by local school students throughout Will County. Students and their teachers in Will County schools sent messages and held up Valentines they prepared via Zoom, and others send pictures of the children holding up their Valentine messages for veterans to see.
"We know that isolation has increased as a result of the pandemic, and we need to make sure our veterans are not forgotten," Glasgow said. "Our Virtual Valentines initiative was a way for all students, whether in the classroom or learning remotely, to thank our veterans for everything they have done for us and learn about the contributions made by our dedicated service members."
The Virtual Valentines can be viewed beginning at 6 a.m. Valentine's Day, February 14, on the Will County State's Attorney's website at http://www.willcountysao.com. Additionally, both the Will County State's Attorney and Will County Veterans' Assistance Commission Facebook pages will be featuring the Valentine's Day photos and videos received by our local students and their teachers throughout the Valentine's Day.
"Many don't realize that Valentine's Day has ties to ancient military history," said Will County Veterans Assistance Commission Superintendent Kristi McNichol. "The VAC appreciates State's Attorney Glasgow showing some love to our veterans outside of the obligatory holidays and including kids is like icing on the cupcake."
Glasgow established the annual Valentines for Veterans program last year. Residents are encouraged to share the Virtual Valentines on Facebook, or by copying the website link and emailing it to any veterans they know who might benefit from a Valentine's Day thank you.