• “Sugar Boy” celebrates 103rd birthday

    Army Veteran Hosea “Sugar Boy” McCain, 103, built the house he lives in today on 65 acres. He brags about strong baseball arm and has a serious sweet tooth.

  • #VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Lawrence Brooks

    On his 112th birthday, today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Lawrence Brooks, the oldest living World War II Veteran.

  • Texas Veteran celebrates 96th birthday with drive-by parade

    John Palko has seen a lot in his lifetime. He experienced war and injuries that he was awarded the Purple Heart for, in addition to becoming a prisoner of war (POW) during World War II--all before his 21st birthday. Now, this U.S. Army Veteran shares his stories during his 96th birthday drive-by celebration. 

  • Philadelphia VA surprises Veterans with birthday calls, employees with salute to staff

    U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Anna Maria Lugrine received a call from VA on her 97th birthday. 

    Anna answered, "Hello, I don't even know when my birthday is anymore" and laughed. The VA employee and Anna had a long conversation about her service, her work selling U.S. bonds during World War II, and her 8 children and 19 grandchildren. Using a list of almost 6,000 Veterans aged from 22-102 years old, Philadelphia VAMC employees are calling Veterans to wish them a happy birthday, while also checking on their patient experience.

  • 300 birthday cards for a 100-year-old World War II Veteran

    VA North Texas Health Care System patient, James South, loves playing golf and eating chicken fried steak. On October 7th, South enjoyed both of these activities as he celebrated his 100th birthday!

  • VA clinic celebrates WWII Veteran’s 102nd birthday

    The McCurtain County VA Clinic and members of the local community gathered to celebrate World War II Veteran Sydney Hunnicutt 102nd birthday on July 11 in Idabel, Oklahoma.

  • From Montezuma to Helmand

    The Department of Veterans Affairs wishes a Happy Birthday to all Marine Veterans who have served during peace and war.

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