World War II Veteran Asks for 100th Birthday Cards

Posted on Sep 26, 2019 by John Bryant

James South, a World War II veteran, is approaching his 100th birthday on October 7 and has asked for one thing. In a Facebook post, Brookdale Senior Living in Waluga, Texas posted an image of South holding a sign sharing his birthday wish of receiving 100 birthday cards. South moved into Brookdale last year at the age of 98, and told the staff he wants to have all of the cards framed and hung on his walls. Special messages and cards for South can be sent to:

James South
5800 North Park Drive
Watauga, TX 76148

Comments (6)

  1. Samaritan Simmons:
    Sep 26, 2019 at 07:09 AM

    This is an awesome lesson for Middle School kids to show their altruistic sides in time such as these. I am getting my school to make cards. This is special because we have been celebrating Veterans Day at our school for over 20 years. I wish that Mr. South could attend the program this year because our principal, the one who started this in our county will be retiring, and this will be her last program.

  2. Cindi Black:
    Sep 26, 2019 at 09:08 AM

    When is his birthday?

  3. John Bryant:
    Sep 26, 2019 at 09:58 AM

    Cindi, his birthday is October 7th.

  4. John Bryant:
    Sep 26, 2019 at 09:59 AM

    Sam, that is a wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing it.

  5. Amanda Smith:
    Oct 01, 2019 at 02:31 PM

    I'm getting all of my coworkers at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center to sign a card and we are mailing it out tomorrow! Love hearing good news items on the way into work in the mornings. Thank y'all for all that you do!

  6. John Bryant:
    Oct 01, 2019 at 03:02 PM

    Amanda, what a great idea! Thanks for letting us know.

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