Valentine’s Update – Week of 2/3 ~ 2/9

Photos and press coverage of our 2014 initiative so far…


We’re entering the last week of our 2014 Valentine’s Day caravan, and we’re pleased to share some photos and news coverage of the initiative so far.

In the news:

» United War Veterans Council collecting Valentine’s Day Donations (NY1; 2/3/14 – VIDEO)

» Staten Islanders urged to give to Valentine’s program to aid servicemen (Staten Island Advance; 2/4/14)

» Elmo visits military children, families in Fort Hamilton (News12 Brooklyn; 2/7/14 – VIDEO)



NYC Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Terrance Holliday with a group of UWVC team members pose with outgoing Valentine’s baskets.



Tote bags made from America’s Parade banners and Valentine’s Day baskets  to be presented to hospitalized service members by our volunteers.



UWVC Executive Director Pat Gualtieri and Sesame Street’s Elmo deliver a gift basket to Eileen Mora, Director of the Child Development Center at Fort Hamilton, as part of the UWVC’s annual Valentine’s Day card and gift caravan.

UWVC brought baskets with toys and goodies as well as handmade cards for soldiers on base. The young children enjoyed hugs with Elmo. UWVC gave each child a small flag and they promptly recited the Pledge of Allegiance! A wonderful time was had by all! .

Ms Mora said:

“I would like to thank the United War Veterans Council and Sesame Street for making this visit possible. Our children, families and staff truly enjoyed the visit and the children are extra excited about the goodies we received in each basket. We always look forward to participating in activities with the UWVC, they always know just how to brighten our day.”




Command Sgt. Major Hector A. Prince of the U.S. Army Garrison Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn, happily receiving Valentines Day cards to all in his command from the United War Veterans Council.