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Valentines Day – A Step Back In Time

On this most romantic of days, I just want to take you to take a step back into history. It is thought that Valentine was a Bishop stationed in the Roman Empire, the Emporer Claudius II, ruled at the time.  He thought that unmarried men made better soldiers, so he banned marriage. Around 270AD , Valentine took pity on the young men who were disallowed from seeing their loved ones, and started performing secret marriages. When Valentine was found out, Emporer Claudius attempted to covert him to following his Roman gods. Valentine refused as he was a Christian, and was sentenced to death. Another version of the story is that...