valentines day: the rest of the story

Valentines Happy Valentine's Day!!  If you are among those of us who believe that Valentine's Day was created by Hallmark in order to sell more cards, think again.  I thought you might be interested in the rest of the story…..

First of all, the story goes that Saint Valentine is probably not just one man but rather a number of martyred saints named Valentine or Valentinus, names derived from the Latin word for valor.  According to Christian tradition, all of these Saint Valentines are believed to have been martyred on February 14th.

In fact, of the first three Valentines or Valentinus', one was a doctor committed to treating those who could not pay, the second was beheaded for protecting Christians from the Romans and the third is a bishop believed to have been killed during the persecution of Emperor Aurelian.

Does it come as a surprise that a holiday that has morphed into being about love has its roots in the valor and honor of the human spirit? 

Doesn't almost everything?

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Continue to be great!


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