Operation S.W.A.K. (Sealed With A Kiss) is underway at the UPS Stores in Sequim and Port Angeles. Owner Lisa Hollenback announced that both the Sequim & Port Angeles UPS Stores will be helping you send love to the US troops overseas and veterans at VA hospitals throughout the country. Just bring your Valentine or letter weighing 1 ounce or less to either UPS Store branch and they will pay the shipping! That’s right, send some free love to a serviceman or woman with a valid APO address or VA Hospital address and they will provide complimentary first class postage.

“A handwritten card or letter is a simple way to pay tribute to the dedication and sacrifices of the brave men and women who serve our country,” says Lisa Hollenback.

In order for mail to be eligible for the complimentary postage, it must weigh no more than 1 ounce, bear a valid return address and be addressed to a specific U.S. Serviceman or Servicewoman at an assigned APO/FPO address or a specifically named veteran residing at a VA hospital.

Complimentary postage will run through February 14th, but Hollenback recommends you mail your Valentine by Feb. 5th for overseas delivery in time for Valentine’s Day.

Don’t personally know a deployed serviceman or woman? I used AnySoldier.com to search and request the address of a deployed serviceman who would like some mail.

This is a great opportunity to get the kids involved and share with them the sacrifices our military and their families make for our freedoms. Make some Valentines and show your support to our troops overseas and our veterans this Valentine’s Day, and be sure to thank The UPS Store for their support.