FAIR LAWN, NJ - Second and third graders at Westmoreland Elementary School in Fair Lawn created Valentines cards early this week to be sent to veterans across North Jersey. 

U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) joined the students yesterday, Monday, February 10.

“We must always have the backs of those who have had ours,” Gottheimer said. “The Valentines for Veterans program gives everyone across the Fifth District the opportunity to show our gratitude for those veterans who put their lives on the line to defend our freedoms.”

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The Valentines for Veterans program connects students across the Fifth District and Northern New Jersey to the community's military veterans. There are 26,139 veterans in New Jersey’s Fifth Congressional District and over 437,000 across the Garden State. 

Gottheimer encouraged Fifth District residents to show their appreciation for local veterans by dropping their own Valentines cards off at Gottheimer’s offices in Glen Rock and Newton.

Locations to drop off Valentines for North Jersey veterans:

Gottheimer’s Glen Rock District Office , 65 Harristown Road, Suite 104, Glen Rock, NJ 07452

Gottheimer’s Newton District Office, 93 Spring Street, Suite 408, Newton, NJ 07860