Local business collecting thank you notes for servicemen and women

This Valentine’s Day, Postal Connections is reaching out to provide notes of thank you to our nation’s service men and women.

Starting on Monday, Feb. 6 and running through Friday, Feb. 10, Postal Connections off Valley Road in Hockessin stores will serve as the main letter-writing sites for local residents, businesses and community members to write a quick note to military men and women thanking them for their service to our country, as part of the Send Your Love campaign, according to a press release.

At the end of the weeklong campaign, the Hockessin Postal Connections store will send to the letters to Operation Gratitude, who will send the letters to various military bases across the U.S. and abroad in time for Valentine’s Day.

Rick Marin, owner of the Hockessin Postal Connections location, said that the event is of personal importance to him, since he has three generations of military service in his family.,

“My dad was in Korea, I served during Vietnam, and my son has been part of the War on Terror,” Martin said. “Plus we have many military families that use our business, one of which is 94 and even has a book about his experiences as a B-29 bomber in WWII.”

He added that many of the customers that come into his business are military, and are very active supporters, helping Martin collect over 2,000 lbs. of books last fall that were later sent to are veterans.

Postal Connections CEO Fred Morache said that every day, the men and women who serve our country put their lives on the line for the love of their country.

“We are proud and grateful for the work that the troops do to protect us all; we’re hopeful that this small gesture of thanks will go a long way in showing them how appreciative the people of Hockessin are for their service,” Morache said via a press release.

For more information on the Send Your Love program in Hockessin, visit postalconnections234.com or call (302) 239-1129.