Operation Valentine

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Edinburg, Texas — Join the Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Library as they honor a special request from a 104-year-old retired WWII U.S. Marine Corps veteran this Valentine season. Major Bill White, of Stockton, California, is asking to receive Valentine’s Day cards from strangers around the world as part of his “Operation Valentine.” 

The library will participate in “Operation Valentine” on Saturday, February 1, 2020, from 1 to 3 p.m. The public is invited to participate in this event. Valentine’s Day cards will be provided on the Saturday event while supplies last or the public may bring one of their own.

If you are unable to visit the library that Saturday, you may participate by dropping off your Valentine’s Day card at the library by Friday, February 7, 2020. Library staff also invites public schools to participate in this special Valentine’s request. 

Major Bill White spent 30 years of active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps and received a Purple Heart surviving the Battle of Iwo Jima in 1945. When he returned home, he worked as a police officer. His favorite hobby is scrapbooking, which are his plans for Valentine’s Day cards he receives.

For more information on this event, please contact Children’s Supervisor Viviana Caballero at 956-383-6246 or visit the library located at 1906 S. Closner in Edinburg. Be sure to follow the library on Facebook at Sekula Memorial Library for all future programs and events.

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