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Valentine's Day: Send cards to soldiers

NORCROSS - U.S. troops are not being forgotten this Valentine's Day.

Liberty Tax Service has partnered with the Southern California-based organization Valentines for Troops/A Million Thanks to collect homemade valentines for U.S. soldiers stationed around the world.

"I appreciate Liberty Tax for their help in gathering community support for this project and getting the valentines in the hands of those in the military," said Shauna Fleming, the 20-year-old founder of Valentines for Troops/A Million Thanks. "Without our brave men and women, our country could not remain as free as it is today."

The Norcross Liberty Tax office is asking Gwinnett residents to put their creative skills to work in making old-fashioned, handmade valentines and writing handwritten thank you notes for men and women serving in the United States military.

"Our little part is getting people to make valentines and bring them to us, and then we will ensure they get overseas," said Ben Holcomb, the Norcross franchise's owner. "We are as involved as we can be in charitable work here in Norcross."

The Norcross office has received valentines from La Petit Academy of Lawrenceville, Pals and Gals of Norcross and the Goddard School in Suwanee.

Mailing regulations prohibit the use of glitter on cards mailed to service men and women.

Valentines can be dropped off at the Liberty Tax Service office in Norcross at 5450 Peachtree Parkway. For more information, call Todd Waltman at 678-701-4276.