In Columbia and Sumter, S.C., you can trade a gun for a rose for your sweetie. It's called the "Guns for Roses" program. Anyone turning in a gun will also get a gift card to Best Buy.
In Charleston, S.C., more than 1,000 veterans and their sweethearts will be treated to a concert.
Even the Iraqis are getting into the holiday of love. In Baghdad, some shops are filled with Valentine's Day-related gifts.
But in Venezuela, President Hugo Chavez wants to put the celebration on hold until after a referendum tomorrow that would allow public officials to run for re-election as may times as they want. In exchange, Chavez promises a "week of love," assuming he wins the vote.