Hometown heroes get holiday appreciation
BATON ROUGE - Over the past seventy years, World War II Veterans have been thanked hundreds of times. Today, at St. James Place Retirement Home, there was nothing short of that.
The Red Cross teamed up with Dow Chemical to bring the residents holiday cards. Each one was signed by a different person, giving their thanks in this holiday season.
The war heroes were thankful, but they said that they didn't do anything extraordinary.
"We didn't do anything heroic," Leon Standifer, two-time Purple Heart recipient, said. "You couldn't help but go out there and face the enemy."
Standifer shares his humility with many of the residents there.
"Tom Brokaw has called us the greatest generation," Lawrence Mann said. " I doubt we are the greatest generation, but a lot happened in our generation."
The Red Cross said they have already given out 27,000 letters to Louisiana veterans. They plan to send out 13,000 more.
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