The day we stop honoring our veterans is the day we lose sight of the cost of liberty. And as long as we still have living WWII veterans, it is of the utmost importance that we honor them as members of the Greatest Generation and victors in the globe’s most devastating and important war thus far.
Issac “Ike” Fabela recently turned 100, and to mark the occasion all he wanted was 100 birthday cards.
Word got out, however, and he ended up with tens of thousands. Even actor Chris Pratt–who regularly gives us more reasons to love him–got in on the action:
— Chris Pratt (@prattprattpratt) May 21, 2018
Among the 50,000 cards his daughter said he received, however, was a very special card…from the President himself.
Fabela, who served in World War II from 1944 to 1946, was brought to tears by many of the cards he received, according to one of his daughters, which he has spent quite a bit of time reading.
“He can’t believe what some of these people have written,” daughter Lolie told Fox News.
When Fabela read the birthday card from the White House, however, Lolie managed to capture it on camera. As he read the incredibly powerful words from POTUS, who recognized just how important the century Fabela has lived means to our nation’s history, the elderly man is clearly moved.
I dare you not to cry: