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J.C. Harwell Funeral Home collecting Valentine cards for troops

The community may submit Valentine greetings for the troops by dropping them off at J.C. Harwell and Son Funeral Home in Covington through Feb. 5.

The community may submit Valentine greetings for the troops by dropping them off at J.C. Harwell and Son Funeral Home in Covington through Feb. 5.

J.C. Harwell and Son Funeral Home in Covington is one of nearly 1,000 Veterans & Family Memorial Care providers nationwide who sponsor the annual Veterans Family Memorial Care Operation Valentine initiative.

Operation Valentine is simple and meaningful, J.C. Harwell owner Tommy Davis said in a press release.

“Students and individuals throughout the community write messages to the troops 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,” Davis said.

Cards cannot include glitter, food or candy, but there are still many ways to personalize a handmade card. Senders may write a message on cards and say “thank you,” tell them about themselves and wish the soldiers 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, said Davis.

“Care packages are one thing, but this is a real morale boost,” he said.

Valentine cards may be dropped off through Feb. 5 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at J.C. Harwell & Son Funeral Home, 2157 East St., in Covington. For more information, call 770-786-252.