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Shiloh offers children a Valentine program

Shiloh offers children a Valentine program

Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 8:00 pm

Shiloh National Military Park is inviting children to participate in a Civil War Valentine’s Day program on Feb. 9 at 2 p.m.
“We are excited to present this fun-filled, yet educational opportunity to area children. This unique hour-long program will introduce young people to how Valentine’s Day was celebrated 151 years ago in our nation,” superintendent John Bundy said.
Children will gain insight into the history of Valentine’s Day, Valentine cards and how soldiers celebrated the holiday during the Civil War. In the early 1800s, most Valentine cards were handmade and had become the most popular way to express your feelings of love. During the Civil War, companies were commercially producing Valentine cards. They combined sentiments of patriotism, love, duty and loss. The cards appealed to the soldiers who were far away from their loved ones and were cherished when received in camp. Each child will construct a Civil War Valentine Card to give to someone special.
Those interested in attending this inaugural Civil War Valentine program should register by contacting Heather Smedley at (731) 689-5696.

Published in The Messenger 1.29.13