(02/10/14) - Mid-Michigan students are reaching out to our veterans in a special way this week. They've made Valentine's Day cards and today they were delivered.
It's a simple handwritten message that means so much.
Matthew Fredell, an Iraq War veteran, is one of many who received homemade Valentine's Day cards from Mid-Michigan students they've never met.
"How nice of our young people to think of us. Not without even knowing us or anything," said Kelvin James, Navy veteran.
Congressman Dan Kildee delivered the cards to Veterans, Monday morning. They were dropped off at his office by area school children.
"So we wanted to come over here and give them to some of the guys but also just to say thanks to them for what they've done for our country and let them know we're going to continue to push for them and do everything to be helpful," Kildee said.
Kildee spent about an hour with the veterans at My Brothers Keeper in Flint. For so many of them, this was this first time being recognized and thanked for their service.
"Through the years, I've heard of different schools or what have you making letters and sending them to soldiers overseas or wherever, but this is the first time I've received something like this," James said.
"Everyone has their own story, their own pathway in their life so for me it's just kinda good to get to know what these folks have faced and what their experience was coming back from the military," Kildee said.
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