Military life can be tough for couples separated on special occasions like Valentine’s Day. How do you say “I love you” from a remote location halfway around the world?
A group called the Golf Capital Chorus offered an answer. They spent Tuesday serenading the spouses of deployed members of the military.
Alan, Frank, Jerry and Vern are retired residents of Pinehurst who have been singing together in a barber shop quartet for years. One of their regular gigs is to stand in for soldiers who can’t be home on Valentine’s Day, delivering musical messages of love.
Dressed in plaid knickers, bow ties and blazers, they sing for free, and the payoff is in the reaction. Frank Horton says the Valentine serenades create special memories for the spouses and the singers, like the deployed husband who met his wife, got engaged and got married on Valentine’s Day.