We just HAD to share this!! We ran across this completely awesome video of a 95 year old Veteran being honored as he sought to honor participants of a race and just couldn’t resist!
Why? Because at RICHES of Central Florida– a project of our History Department her at UCF- we are for honoring our veterans, too! Through our Veterans History Project, we are collecting, preserving, and making accessible to the public the experiences of Central Florida’s veterans so that future generations will better understand the realities of conflict. Explore our interface & the UCF Library today and you will find some great digital collections/archives. Check it out! Pull out the tissues #ExploreRICHES #Veterans #VHP
The sight of a 95-year-old veteran cheering on runners in a military charity race triggered a spontaneous show of patriotism that captured the nation’s attention.
World War II veteran Joe Bell was standing in front of his house in his dress uniform waving at the runners when suddenly he became the one being honored, according to the San Jose Mercury News.
In a rare tribune, participants began peeling away from the main group and ran over to Bell, shaking his hand and thanking him for his service, as they passed by him, video of the event showed.
The touching moment was recorded by Bell’s neighbor Julia Prodis Sulek of the San Jose Mercury News.
The runners were participating in the 408-K Race…
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