NEW YORK -- It’s a milestone birthday for a World War II veteran, and one New York lawmaker wants to make sure his wish comes true.
Emil Valentine is turning 100 next month and said he always wanted birthday cards from all over the world.
His family turned to Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, requesting his assistance in honoring Valentine ahead of his birthday.
Valentine served in the 27th Infantry Division during the war.
“Emil answered his country’s call to serve and now it’s our turn -- I encourage everyone to take the time to send a card to help Emil to celebrate his special day,” Maloney said.
“We owe our veterans for their service and sacrifice, and this is one simple way to bring some joy to someone who really deserves it.”
Cards should be delivered by the end of April and can be sent to:
P.O. Box 1001
Rock Hill, NY 12775