\u2014 Bryan Haeffele photos Some 150 veterans will receive Valentine\u2019s Day cards created by children, church and community members following a drop-in Valentines for Vets program Sunday at Wilton Congregational Church. Some 40 people dropped in, including Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts. They chose items from a \u201cvalentine bar\u201d with precut craft supplies, such as hearts, stickers, pom-poms and doilies, to make their creations. Organizer Pam Brown also offered an inspiration board to help the kids flesh out their ideas. The only requirement was signing cards with first name only. \u201cThe kids were really creative,\u201d Brown told The Bulletin, reading some of the sentiments out loud: Thanks for fighting for freedom,\u201d from Amelia who drew a tank with hearts and stars. Joey wrote, \u201cThank you for protecting the family.\u201d \u201cI will always appreciate you, Happy Valentine\u2019s Day.\u201d \u201cYou\u2019re a hero. Dear Soldier, thank you for all the service you did for our country.\u201d \u201cI am forever grateful for the service you gave. Happy Valentine\u2019s Day.\u201d A first-grader wrote, \u201cHi. My name is Vivian. Happy Valentine\u2019s Day. I will always remember you.\u201d Vivian decorated her card with a hand-drawn dog surrounded by hearts. \u201cMy heart says thank you to your heart. Happy Valentine\u2019s Day.\u201d About 120 of the valentines will be taken to Homes for the Brave in Bridgeport and Female Soldiers, Forgotten Heroes, a home for women veterans, also in Bridgeport. American Legion Post 86 Adjutant Tom Moore, who was also at the event, will take the remaining valentines to World War II veterans in New Haven. This is the second year Brown has offered the event and she said she will definitely offer it again next year.