View Full Version : Denver Volunteers Form Giant Valentine For Troops

02-14-2007, 06:56 PM
Slideshow: Heart Display At Invesco:salute:
Section: Serving With Honor

Michelle Griego

(CBS4) DENVER An estimated 1,000 volunteers formed a human Valentine heart at Invesco Field at Mile High on Wednesday as part of a local radio station's plan to show support for American troops serving overseas.

Gov. Bill Ritter and Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper were on hand for the event just after noon.

The volunteers formed a large heart on the field in the stadium that then took on the likeness of an American flag when everyone held up large color-coordinated cards for photography from overhead. Copter4 was flying above to capture the scene.

Country star Darryl Worley, just back from a USO Tour, started the ceremony on the field at 11:45 a.m. with the National Anthem.

The Kelly & Mudflap morning team from KYGO came up with the idea for the human Valentine.

Kelly Ford created the vision of sending a positive message of love and support to U.S. troops all over the world. Friends of the project include Sharon Magness-Blake and Ernie Blake.

Overhead pictures of the special Valentine will be e-mailed to troops serving overseas.

There were lots of tears shed at the event on the field, according to CBS4 photographer Tom Meyers. Meyers took images for a cbs4denver.com slideshow of several families at the event who have members serving overseas. They included Annie Berndt and parents Barbara and Mast. Sgt. Scott Berndt, who wanted to send their love to Sgt. Logan Berndt who is serving with the Second Infantry Division out of Fort Carson.