WAPPINGERS FALLS – After collecting over 6,000 valentines from individuals, businesses, and other organizations across the Hudson Valley, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) capped off his 4th annual Valentines for Veterans program by personally hand-delivering these valentines to veterans at the Castle Point VA.
Rep. Maloney is a tireless advocate for veterans, returning over $6.7 million to Hudson Valley veterans owed payment from the federal government, and passing five veterans bills into law.
“I’ll take any chance I can get to honor our veterans, especially if it gives me the opportunity to involve the wider Hudson Valley community – the vets get a big kick out of it,” said Rep. Maloney, whose father was a veteran. “We help veterans all the time with cutting through red tape and passing legislation, but even just delivering valentines brightens their day and shows our appreciation for their service and sacrifice.”
Dozens of schools, scouting troops, and businesses from across the State of New York and across the Hudson Valley participated in the event and sent in thousands of valentines over the past month.
Walden Savings Bank in Orange County alone sent over 2,000 valentines. Rep. Maloney was joined at the event by Cadets from the United States Military Academy Preparatory School and a local barbershop quartet.