Photo by Julie Wiessner
Park Elementary School students (second from left to right) Andrew Takala, Atavia Largo, Matthew Clark and Warren Tenney present handmade Valentines to Sandi Hale (left) of Owens Livingston Mortuary, which sponsored Operation Valentines. These Valentines are for the men and women of the United States Armed Forces who are serving at around the world. To show support for the soldiers, more than 700 Valentines were collected from elementary school children from Blue Ridge to Park School in Holbrook by Jan. 25. The schools were also asked for the names and addresses of soldiers that may be the loved ones of their students so the Valentines could go directly to them.