The news these days is often depressing at worst and frustrating at best. It’s easy to get caught up in the spin cycle and let it get us down. Never fear… The News Blender has you covered. Once a week, we feature Something Good and, in return, all you have to do is tell us something good that has happened to you this week, something you are thankful for, a joke, a cute animal story, an inspiring tale of heroics, a Random Act of Kindness… SOMETHING good.
Celebrating a long life of a World War II veteran – safely with today’s challenges – is Something Good.
On June 27th, Andy Washington turned 100 years old. He was treated to a neighborhood party – everyone wore masks, a parade of friends drove by Andy’s house in their cars with signs wishing him a happy birthday and, the party being in New Orleans, there was, of course, great music and great food.
Andy served in the Coast Guard from 1942-1946, according to WLBT. To honor his service, Captain Michael Paradise, the commanding officer of the Coast Guard base in New Orleans, attended the soiree.
Captain Paradise presented Andy with the Coast Guard flag and said, “This week I had the privilege of finding out about Mr. Washington’s 100th birthday, and that Mr. Washington was a World War 2 United States Coast Guard veteran. When I heard that, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to wish him a happy birthday. I feel honored to be included on this occasion, and I salute Mr. Washington on behalf of myself and all members of the United States Coast Guard.”
Honoring the men from the Greatest Generation, who have served to keep this country safe from harm, is something good. Now it’s your turn… Tell me something good!