Stars and Stripes stripes.com 05 Jan, 2021 01:15 am

Neighbors stage birthday parade for 101-year-old WWII veteran Helen Lattal

Neighbors stage birthday parade for 101-year-old WWII veteran Helen Lattal
Helen Lattal sat under a tent and waved an American flag Monday in Montgomery, Ala., as friends, family members, veterans’ groups and well-wishers drove past her, honking and dropping off birthday cards.

Neighbors stage birthday parade for 101-year-old WWII veteran Helen Lattal Helen Lattal during her drive-by birthday celebration at the American Red Cross in Montgomery, Ala.(Tribune News Service) — All Helen Lattal wanted was a chance to help, but women weren’t allowed in the Army at the time.Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed proclaimed her birthday Helen Lattal Day in Montgomery, and Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Kent Davis presented a special commendation from Gov.com (c)2021 the Montgomery Advertiser (Montgomery, Ala.

) Visit the Montgomery Advertiser (Montgomery, Ala.JAKE CRANDALL/ADVERTISER MONTGOMERY, Ala.

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