Viewpoint 2/ Guardian Feb. 14, 2020 In our view Guardian staff asked the Fort Polk community, “What was the best Valentine’s gift you ever gave or received?” Here are their responses: The Guardian , a civilian enter- prise newspaper, is an authorized publication for members of the U.S. Army. Contents of the Guardian are not necessarily official views of, or en- dorsed by, the U.S. Government, De- partment of Defense, Department of the Army or Fort Polk. The Guardian is published weekly by the Public Affairs Office, Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk. Printed circulation is 13,000. Everything advertised in this publication shall be made available for purchase, use or patronage with- out regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation or any other nonmerit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. A confirmed violation of this policy of equal opportunity by an ad- vertiser will result in the refusal to print advertising from that source. All editorial content of the Guardian is prepared, edited, pro- vided and approved by the Public Af- fairs Office, Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk. The Guardian is printed by the Natchitoches Times , a private firm in no way connected with the Depart- ment of the Army, under exclusive written contract with Fort Polk. The civilian printer is responsible for com- mercial advertising. The appearance of advertising in this publication, including inserts and supplements, does not constitute en- dorsement by the Department of the Army or the Natchitoches Times of the products or services advertised. Guardian Editorial Staff Brig. Gen. Patrick D. Frank Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk commanding general Col. Ryan K. Roseberry Garrison commander Kim Reischling Public affairs officer Chuck Cannon Command information officer Angie Thorne T.C. Bradford Keith Houin Staff writers Editorial Offices Building 4919, Magnolia Street Fort Polk, LA 71459-5060 Voice (337) 531-4033 Fax (337) 531-1401 Email: Kimberly.K.Reischling.email@example.com Trading post ads: firstname.lastname@example.org Fort Polk Homepage home.army.mil/polk/ Advertising For advertising contact (337) 404-7242 Email: email@example.com Alexus Jones: "I got a six-foot ted- dy bear. I love it. We still have it sit- ting on our stair- way landing.” Jan Torres: “The best gift I ever gave was a cam- era so she could take pictures of all of our good mem- ories.” Devin Rushing: "When he was 3 years old, my god- son sent me a rose at work. It was so sweet.” Amanda Moore: "Flowers from my husband because we were both in the Army at one point and didn’t always get to spend the day to- gether.That made it special." Lia Verdi: "A bou- quet of flowers. It was unexpected. It’s alway great to get flowers be- cause they are so beautiful.” Spc. Richard Bolling: "My date and I gave each other the gift of a wonderful dinner, so it was the best Valentine present I gave and re- ceived." Cassidy Fergu- son: "I place little paper valentines all over our house for my kids to find every day in Feb- ruary.They love it.” Esya Flores: "I was given a trip in a recreational ve- hicle. We got on top and looked at the stars. It was great.This year I’m giving a trip to Lake Charles to my husband. It’s about the time you spend togeth- er." For advertising contact Theresa Larue il: l t f rt l r i .