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Do You Know The Legend of St. Valentine?

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Happy Valentine’s Day! The day is all about love and has been around for a very long time.  Yeah and you thought Hallmark made it up! There are a few different stories of how it began, but I love this one!

One legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine’s actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death.

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via Valentine’s Day — History.com Articles, Video, Pictures and Facts.

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