Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Servicemen Spouses Send Singing Telegrams

SAN DIEGO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A San Diego-based singing organization is making Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14) something to sing home about.

Along with the San Diego Chapter of Operation Home Front, Pacific Coast Harmony – a local chapter of an international barbershop singers group – is offering military men and women the chance to send a singing telegram to their loved ones while they’re overseas.

The musical messages include a card, candy, balloons, and two songs, “Let Me Call You Sweetheart,” and “Heart of My Heart” performed by a traditional, tuxedo-clad barbershop quartet.

The surprise serenades happen everywhere from schools and hair salons to government buildings and courthouses, but there’s one common theme to the musical messages.

Singing spokesperson Jerry Kent says, “It’s usually pretty heart wrenching. We get choked up!”

And while a military man’s homebound honey might be embarrassed at the singing surprise, Kent says, “People love it. We’ve never been told, ‘Don’t ever do that again!’”

For more info, check out pacificcoastharmony.org.

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