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Today is Jan. 11, 2024.

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A Valentines for the troops: Make your own card to send to service members overseas

Operation Valentine’s Day is underway.

The annual event, started by Stow City Council Member Jeremy McIntire and his wife in 2020, collects Valentine’s cards and hand-written letters that are delivered to United States troops serving around the world. McIntire is a retired Iraq War veteran and Purple Heart recipient.

Valentines cards and letters are being collected at Stow City Hall at 3760 Darrow Rd. until Friday, Jan. 26. Drop-off times are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. An additional collection box is located at 1904 Baker Ln. in Stow.

  • The public is also invited to an Operation Valentine’s Day card-making event that will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20 at Stow City Hall.

  • Since it began in 2020, Operation Valentine’s Day has resulted in 40,000 cards and letters having been collected and distributed to the troops.

  • Follow these guidelines if you are creating a Valentines card or letter for drop-off.

“Receiving greetings from people back home is very important for our service members,” McIntire told WEWS Channel 5 News in Cleveland in a story posted Jan. 7.

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