FL veteran celebrates 103rd birthday with Honor Flight


A 103-year-old Lakeland veteran celebrated his birthday with an Honor Flight to Washington DC to visit war memorials. Herman Jenkins served in World War II, and is among the roughly 200 service men who were taken to DC to visit the memorials dedicated to their service.

“I’m excited about having the chance to see the things that I would have like to seen some years ago,” he told News Channel 8.

Since 2005, the Honor Flight Network has flown more than 250,000 veterans to DC from 45 states, free of charge. Family members and guardians can accompany them at their own expense.

Mr. Jenkins can be seen at about the 1:40 mark in this video...this man does NOT look 103! I wish he would share his secrets for looking so young and staying sharp!

Thank you for your service, Mr Jenkins, and happy birthday!

[WFLA]

Thumbnail photo: Getty Images


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