America’s Oldest World War II Veteran Celebrates His 111th Birthday

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Death is something that awaits us all, it’s inevitable. However, there are some people that seem to know the secrets behind living a long and prosperous life…

One man has become America’s oldest World War II veteran after celebrating his socially-distanced birthday this weekend.

 

When will we die?

Nobody knows when their inevitable death will greet them.

And it is no secret that some people will go on to live extremely long lives.

These people must have their secrets to their long lives…

Because they’re certainly doing something right!

Those that do have fascinating stories to share.

The oldest US war veteran is Lawrence Brooks…

And he turned a huge 111 on Saturday!

Outside the National WWII Museum in New Orleans.

And the Aeroshell Aerobatic Team and the Big Easy Wing flew overhead too!

And had some wise words for everyone impressed by his grand age…

He also danced a two-step to the Belle’s rendition of “Happy Birthday.”

And Brooks loved every minute of it.

Saying, “God bless all of you. Every one of you.”

He said “it’s simple. Serve God and be nice to people.”

The world would be a much nicer place.

The museum received almost 10,000 birthday cards across all fifty states!

He was a support worker for officers in his battalion, helping with task and making sure everyone was looked after.

Brooks spoke to the National Geographic about his time in the war, saying: “I had some good times and I had some bad times. I just tried to put all the good ones and the bad ones together and tried to forget about all of them.”  

Sadly, his wife Leona died during Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

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