Twice a year in the United States, we take a moment to honor and remember those who decided to wear the uniform of our military on Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Well, here is an opportunity to thank one unique solder who fought in one of World War II’s most brutal battles apart from those two days and all you need to do is send him a Valentine’s Day card.
According to a story out of WHNT News 19 in California, a Marine veteran is asking for random people to send him cards.
The California native spends his days dining with his friends in Stockton, staying active and scrapbooking, which is one of his favorite hobbies. He keeps a lifetime full of memories carefully preserved on the bookshelves in his room, each organized by year.
“It’s kept me busy just trying to locate or keep track of what’s happened to me, where, when,” White explained.
For Valentine’s Day, White said he wants to add to his collection with cards from people near and far.
“I’ll save every one of them like I’ve been saving little things that have come up until right now and they’ll be a personal part of my history,” he told KTXL.
There are usually 365 days in a year and it is great that we pause at least twice during that time to remember those who would have or did sacrifice everything to defend this nation and its freedoms.
Yet, we always talk about remembering these people more often and here is our chance.
Major Bill White earned a Purple Heart in World War II and served this nation honorably for 30 years in uniform. That he has lived to a seasoned age of 104 years and is still active and has a hobby that he loves is an incredible blessing for him and all those that he hangs with.
Here is the Major’s address…
ATTN: Hold for Maj Bill White, USMC (Ret)
The Oaks at Inglewood
6725 Inglewood Ave.
Stockton, CA 95207
How about if we all take a moment on a non-designated day for remembrance of soldiers and send one of America’s finest a lotta love on Valentine’s Day.
Your heart and his will be better for it.