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Marines and sailors help seniors celebrate Valentine's Day

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- This Valentine's Day Marines and Sailors helped spread love to seniors at the Davis Community in Wilmington.

Forty-five young men and women from the 2nd Marine Division COMREL/COMSERV visited with residents.

"They are just providing a level of fun and excitement that we don't see here every day," Davis Community Marketing Administrator Julie Rehder said.

Some helped clean up debris left from the winter storm, while another group was serenading everyone with some jazzy love songs. After lunch they visited with veterans.

"I wanted them to open up to the veterans listen to their stories, think of somebody else on a day we're supposed to be showing love towards others," PO3 Brooke Lopshire, who helped organized the event, said.

These volunteers from Camp Lejeune were all singles wanting to give back.

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I am very proud that these fine young folks visited with the older folks. Very proud and glad they are serving in our military. Thank you folks.

IN THE FINEST EXAMPLE OF THE USN AND USMC

GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND THOSE WHO WERE BEHIND YOU FOR THIS ABOVE AND BEYOND CALL TO DUTY. AS A VIETNAM VET , TOTALLY DISABLED AND 4TH IN FAMILY LINE OF 5 NAVY MEN 2 OFFICERS ,3 ENLISTED ALL RETIRED. I EXPRESS MY LOVE AND ADMIRATION TO SOME OUR FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES. HAPPY VALENTINES DAY.

Thank you for your service.

Thank you for your service. My dad is a Vietnam Vet and you fellas never get the recognition that you deserve.