World War II Vet Is Turning 96 Years Old on Monday, Let's Say Thanks to Him

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Later this year will be the 76th anniversary of the ending of World War II. What that means is that the men and women who contributed to that noble cause as teenagers or in their 20’s are now into their 80′ or 90’s and we will not have them with us much longer.

According to a study done by Pew Research last year…

About 300,000 U.S. World War II veterans are alive in 2020, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), which has published projections of the number of living veterans from 2015 to 2045. WWII service members’ numbers have dwindled from around 939,000 in 2015

We soon will not have anyone from the Greatest Generation to honor personally.

Janine Stange, who made news a couple of years ago by going to all 50 states to sing the National Anthem at events, has helped bring to light something to honor one of those brave men who fought for the freedom of the world so many years ago, on her page Janine’s Team. All you need to do is to send a Birthday Card to WWII Medic and Paratrooper John Coates who just happens to be turning a spry 96 years old on Monday.

The card won’t get there by the time his birthday arrives most likely, but I have no doubt that this will make the month of this veteran’s 96th year on the big blue marble we call Earth.

You can send the card to this address…

John Coates

c/o Gary McGinnis

123 White Way, Sykesville, MD 21784

and we all know it would make a huge difference in the life of someone who, a long time ago, was willing to sacrifice his life to make sure that future generations like us would live free.

Thank you in advance.

Also, make sure to follow Janine over at her page. She is always helping support our nation’s men and women who had the guts to serve this country.

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Finally, I hope you had a Very Merry CHRISTmas and will have a Blessed New Year.