As a veteran myself, I loved this amazing story from England. Bernard Jordan is a 90 year-old WWII D-Day veteran. Unfortunately, he was originally unable to go to the ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landing because his request to take the tour attending was made too late. Undeterred, Mr. Jordan, who is cognitively intact and able to make daily trips into the town where he lives (and once was mayor), just got on a bus and went himself. He wore his war medals under his jacket.
I love this story because I find at times people are tempted to see the elderly in nursing homes as just a sick person with dementia at the end of their life. This story perfectly illustrates that nursing home residents are not the sum total of their medical records. That in many cases they lived amazing lives and accomplished great things – including participating in the largest amphibious assault in world history.
Cheers to Mr. Jordan. You can read the Today News article by clicking here.