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TMCNet:  Funeral home will help send Valentine messages to troops

[February 07, 2013]

Funeral home will help send Valentine messages to troops

Feb 07, 2013 (Times-News - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- Alamance County families with loved ones deployed overseas should get ready for their close-ups in time for Valentine's Day.

Local videographer Kenneth Rivers will film Valentine's Day greetings for soldiers Feb. 12 at Lowe Funeral Home. Family and friends of men and women in the armed forces are invited to participate, filming personal messages that will be posted online.

The filming will be from 3-7 p.m. that Tuesday and the videos will be able to be viewed on Valentine's Day. Rivers will record in front of a green screen and add Valentine-themed graphics and animation to the videos in post-production.

Paula Lowe, with the funeral home, said the idea came about after she collected Valentine's Day cards for troops earlier this year. Those cards were sent to soldiers in Turkey, she said.

Rivers made videos for soldiers for the holidays, filming families at May Memorial Library. He volunteered to help out at the funeral home.

"I don't have anyone in my family (overseas), and I know people have Skype now, but that's a one-on-one kind of thing. I envision this as whole families coming in and giving a message," Lowe said.

Rivers hopes to continue making the videos year-round.

The finished clips will be uploaded to Rivers' channel ACGFT2012.

For more information about the event, call Lowe Funeral Home at 336-228-8366.

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