A World War II veteran hoping to receive 100 cards in honor of his 100th birthday has called on the public to make his wish come true.
James South, 99, from Watauga, Texas, will be centenary on October 7, and in honor of his milestone he wants a card for every year of his life. The request was inspired by his late wife Sophie, who wrote him a letter every day stating that he was being deployed.
To help James reach his goal, his assisted living home, Brookdale Watauga, came along Facebook to share a photo of him holding up a sign with his heart-warming petition.
So sweet: James South, 99, from Watauga, Texas, hopes to receive 100 cards for his 100th birthday on October 7
Send to: To help James reach his goal, his assisted living home, Brookdale Watauga, went to Facebook to share a photo of him with a sign with his heart-warming petition
& # 39; Hello! My name is James South and I am a proud WWII veteran! I will be 100 on October 7, 2019. I would like to receive 100 birthday cards. Mail to: 5800 North Park Dr., Watauga, TX 76148. Thank you! & # 39; the sign is.
Letters occupy a special place in James' heart because they remind him of his wife and the years they separated during World War II.
& # 39; I had a friend who had been loyal to me and she wrote me a letter. I was away for four years and she wrote me a letter every day stating that I was gone, "he said WFAA from his relationship with Sophie.
The two darlings married after the war and they were married 55 years before her death in 2001.
Memories: The veteran (pictured during his military service) said that his late wife Sophie wrote him a letter every day stating that he was sent to Normandy during the Second World War.
& # 39; It would make me feel that I am being recognized for what I do, what I am & # 39 ;, said the veteran about receiving the cards. & # 39; And I would cherish it forever. & # 39;
His son, Jim South, told it CNN that his father joined the army in 1940 and was deployed in Normandy seven days after D-Day.
James retired at the age of 65, but he remained active through woodworking, growing his garden, playing golf, and attending church. He lived alone in East Texas until he moved to Brookdale at the age of 98 last year.
& # 39; My father taught me that a hug is better than a handshake. And that money wasn't the goal in life – it was luck, & Jim said.
He plans to ring his father's birthday with a three-day party with golf and eating chicken fillet.
Amazing: James said he would cherish the cards forever & # 39; and he even thinks about having them displayed in his room
It seems that James also has enough cards to open, because many Facebook users have shared that they have already sent him one.
& # 39; My daughter sent him a card, she will be 12 on October 4, only 88 years younger & # 39 ;, a mother wrote.
& # 39; Happy birthday, Mr. South! A card is coming your way. Thank you very much, sir, for your sacrifice for our country. You are appreciated and will never be forgotten! & # 39; someone else added.
Regarding where he will keep his birthday cards, James has a plan in mind.
& # 39; (I get) maybe a list and put all the cards in my room, where I won't forget them, & # 39; he told WFAA. & # 39;
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