A thank you to Twelve Bridges students

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On behalf of all of those who are serving our country and who will be far from home on Valentine’s Day, let me once again say thank you to the students, teachers and staff at Twelve Bridges Elementary  School.

For the fifth year in a row, members of our Armed Forces who will not be with their families on Valentine’s Day will find something special in their mail - handcrafted valentines made especially for them by the students at Twelve Bridges Elementary School.

This year, valentines went to ground troops who are putting themselves in harm’s way to protect the freedom of complete strangers, to a U.S. Navy ship at sea, and for the first time, to USOs to be shared with troops in transit.

To all of you at Twelve Bridges Elementary, you are my heroes!

Jon Hodson, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3010 quartermaster, Lincoln