Lansing Community College

Lansing Community College joins Operation Valentine

By Marilyn Twine

Operation Valentine - Sign Major Bill White's Valentine's Day Card 

Lansing, Mich. – LCC is responding to a family’s request to send Valentine’s Day wishes to 104-year-old World War II veteran, Major Bill White. LCC is joining in Operation Valentine, a nationwide call to action to send cards to the Marine.

Major White is an avid scrapbooker, and this year, his family made a special request that has gone viral. They are asking that cards and letters be sent to Major White for Valentine’s Day to give him more memories to document.

Major White was an active Marine for 30 years and retired 55 years ago. A highly decorated hero, he received a Purple Heart for injuries at Iwo Jima in World War II, according to an interview with ABC News.

LCC students, faculty and staff will be signing the four-foot-tall card and we are inviting the local community to join us in sending well wishes and thanks to Major White. The card will be on display for signatures Feb. 3-5 in the Gannon Building Commons, 411 North Grand Avenue, and Feb. 6-7 at LCC West Campus, 5708 Cornerstone Drive. The college will then mail the card to Major White with a letter of gratitude from our Office of Veteran and Military Affairs.

About Lansing Community College

Lansing Community College, founded in 1957, is one of the largest community colleges in Michigan, serving more than 23,000 students across a six-county area each year. LCC offers courses in general education for those interested in transferring to a four-year institution, career and workforce development, developmental education and personal enrichment. To meet the professional development and training needs of regional employees, the college offers customized programs for credit, non-credit and continuing education. The University Center at LCC offers students the opportunity to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees from five partner universities on the downtown LCC campus. For more information, visit

Lansing Community College provides equal opportunity for all persons and prohibits discriminatory practices based on race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, creed, ancestry, height, weight, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, familial status, marital status, military status, veteran’s status, or other status as protected by law, or genetic information that is unrelated to the person’s ability to perform the duties of a particular job or position or participate in educational programs, courses, services or activities offered by the College.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Equal Opportunity Officer, Washington Court Place, 309 N. Washington Square Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1730; Employee Coordinator 504/ADA, Administration Building, 610 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1875; Student Coordinator 504/ADA, Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1885; Human Resource Manager/Employee Title IX Coordinator, Administration Building, 610 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1879; Student Title IX Coordinator, Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-9632.

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