The oldest living World War II vet in the U.S. will be turning 111 in a week time. This man who served his country in the Second World War will be celebrated around the world as the National World War II Museum is urging people across the world to send a birthday greeting to him.
We wonder what life is like for this 110-year old. Lawrence Brooks was in the Pacific as part of the 91st Engineer Battalion. Lawrence spends a lot of time with his five children and five stepchildren. He also spends quality time with his 12 grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchildren.
Lawrence also celebrates his achievement with others at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. On those kinds of occasions, there is always fun as live music and cupcakes are available. However, things will be different this year due to the pandemic as Lawrence won’t be able to celebrate with others.
Fortunately, the museum initiated a great idea for Lawrence’s birthday this year. Well-wishers can send a birthday card by mail. When speaking with National Geographic, Lawrence reminisced his long and interesting life.
Eat right, stay healthy, and most importantly be nice to people.”Lawrence
Since you now know a little about Mr.Brook’s life, it is time to celebrate him. Find a letter paper and a fancy pen to design this veteran a birthday card. You can check out the National World War II Museum on social media for a special birthday video on September 12.
Below is the mailing address to send the birthday greeting
The National WWII Museum
c/o Happy 111th Mr. Brooks!
945 Magazine St.
New Orleans, LA 70130