The message is a simple one, “Thank you so much for what you do, we always need you.” This is just one of the many sweet messages from the heart of a child to a soldier or veteran in a project called OPERATION VALENTINE.
Sanders Mortuary is proud to be part of nearly 1,000 Veterans & Family Memorial Care providers nationwide who are sponsoring the 9th Annual - Operation Valentine initiative. The project is simple and meaningful, according to Bill Kieser, Funeral Director & Owner. “Students and individuals throughout the community write messages to the troops and veterans on Valentine Cards, Cut-Out Hearts, or whatever they like and we make sure that they are delivered to our brave men and women serving overseas and right here in the US.”
Cards cannot include glitter, food or candy, but there are still many ways to personalize a handmade card. Write a message on them and say “Thank You,” tell them about yourself and wish them a Happy Valentine’s Day! Our troops are away from their loved ones and friends so they really want to know that people back home appreciate them. “Care packages are one thing, but this is a real morale boost”, said Kieser.
Valentine cards may be dropped off from now thru February 5th between 9am and 5pm at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street Williamsport, PA 17701.