Children encouraged to send messages to troops through Operation Valentine

Children encouraged to send messages to troops through Operation Valentine
Nearly 200,000 Valentine's Day Cards, candy and stickers poured into the radio station.

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The message is a simple one, “Thank you so much for what you do.” This is just an example of the many sweet messages from a child to a soldier or veteran for a project called “Operation Valentine.”

Winnfield Funeral Home on Plank Road in Baton Rouge is one of nearly 1,000 exclusive Veterans & Family Memorial Care funeral home providers across America who are sponsoring the 11th Annual Operation Valentine initiative.

The project is simple and meaningful, according to General Manager Pierre Cobb. “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.”

The mission is simple, letting troops know overseas or where ever they are stationed that their work is appreciated. Children are urged to make handmade cards, and to tell the troops or veterans “thank you,” “Happy Valentine’s Day,” or anything else the child would like to include.

Please note cards cannot include glitter, food, or candy.

Valentine cards may be dropped off from now thru February 5 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at:

Winnfield Funeral Home

7221 Plank Road

Baton Rouge, LA 70811

(225) 357-2675

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