We have had so many 100th birthdays this year ... and we've got ANOTHER one! We have great photos of our mission 82 and 83 recipients. Scroll down to see their smiling faces and all of their cards!!
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When missions are completed, the families usually send over pics of their veterans (with big smiles 😁) showing the cards they received. Scroll all the way down on this email to see those pics. You can also see them posted on my facebook, instagram, and twitter- so make sure you're following along on your favorite platform! You can see a number photos from many other past missions here.
For those wishing to share a veteran's birthday:please try to give me at least 2 month's notice via email.
...and now here's our next mission:
Mission 84: Send on or before 12/2
WWII Army Veteran Turning 100!
Hometown: Stewartsville, OH. Currently living in Medina, OH
Service: U.S. Army 3/9/1943 - 12/28/1945 78th Div. Infantry, 1308 Engineer Regiment, Company "B"Rank: Corporal / Tech 5. Served in Northern France, Ardennes & Rhineland.
What He Did in the Army: Truck Driver, Chauffeur, Built Roads & Bridges Landed in Normandy on D-Day +3
He loves a good joke, watches the Game Show Channel, plays poker, dominoes, bean bag toss (corn hole), and pool.
Faith, Family, Friends and Food are a very important part of his life.
Birthday will be celebrated at The Echelon of Medina
Send your cards on or before: Dec. 2nd so cards can be collected and brought to his party.
A note from her son Wally: Agatha received over 150 cards! Here's an article about her life of service. Thanks to Verne B. of Iowa - she also received a Legacy Certificate from the Military Women’s Memorial!
Mission 82 Complete:
A note from his wife" “David was overwhelmed and so surprised at the outpouring of birthday wishes from all over. Thank you all for helping make him feel the love .” David said "I can't thank everyone enough it brought tears to my eyes. Never realized how hard to write everyone back!"
Mission 79 Complete:
A note from her son Wally: “We were at moms today looking at the cards. Simply put it is unbelievable the work that went into the cards from kids, schools, fellow veterans, and folks that care. I never thought it would be like this. She has enjoyed reminiscing about the old days. I heard stories I never heard before. Her birthday was unbelievable. Moms’ friends cannot believe the cards and caring from people that do this. Out of the 50 states there are 47 states represented plus 1 from Washington DC and 2 cards from Canada. Latest count is 621 cards! Thanks to ALL Wally”
Mission 77 (part 3): Complete
A note from his daughter Linda: I want to thank EVERYONE who sent my Dad, Robert Huerter, a birthday card for his 100th Birthday in August. Dad could not believe how many cards he received and neither could his 5 children. He kept saying I don’t recognize any of these names, I don’t know these people. I explained to him that I had submitted his name and pictures to Janine Stange so that she could share the information on her website. He couldn’t understand how these people knew he worked for Goodyear or that he had been a Highway Patrolman. We could not believe some of the handmade cards Dad received. They were just awesome! So many of the cards were decorated with lots of patriotic designs and cute fancy details. Dad received lots of handwritten notes thanking him for his service. He also received some letters from individuals telling him about their own experiences in the service or about a relative’s service history. Dad received so many cards that there really wasn’t any space in his room to display them for a picture. I apologize for taking so long to send this note and pictures. Thanks again for taking the time to honor our Dad, you have no idea how much it means to us. Thank you Janine for all you do for our Veterans, you are an Angel. Linda Burger
Mission 77 (part 4): Complete
A note from her friend Marty: Pat sure is loved. She told me, "All these people want to meet me. Oh, I guess it's my age." 🥳 Thanks to all who took the time to send her a 101st birthday card, we don't have a final count yet - but she is so happy to hear from everyone.
Want to see more pics from past missions?
National Anthem Girl Documentary
In 2014, Long Island native, Janine Stange, became the first person in history to sing the Star-Spangled Banner in all 50 U.S. states. This documentary chronicles her inspiring journey, promoting patriotism and generating gratitude for our troops, from pro baseball parks in Ohio, to donkey basketball games in West Virginia, to a battleship in Hawaii, and all states in between. Available on Amazon Prime and PureFlix.
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