Veterans Good News Round up for 1/4/21: First GNR of the 2021

It’s time for the first Good News Round up of 2021.

If you’re new here, this is when Frank actually focuses on the efforts of people doing good things for veterans all over the United States, and there is a lot of that going on as well.

Here is some positivity to end your Monday and kick off your 2021.

Massachusetts neighborhood holds rolling rally for veteran’s 105th birthday: Lowell Mass-

As the rest of the world is celebrating the arrival of 2021, a Massachusetts World War II veteran from Lowell is marking his 105th birthday.

Henry Naruszweicz was born in 1916, the fourth of 10 children born to Polish immigrant parents.

Signs went up Friday morning around his Lowell neighborhood, celebrating Naruszweicz’s milestone. More HERE

‘My eyes are open’: Veterans Cafe and Grille reopens after owner recovers from COVID-19: For the first time in a month, the Veterans Cafe and Grille is serving hot meals.

Owner Lou Mascherino temporarily closed the restaurant in December while he had COVID-19.

“Every night I would sleep out on my recliner in my back room,” Mascherino said. “I was afraid to go to bed.”

Mascherino developed pneumonia and was hospitalized for low oxygen levels. He was unable to see his wife and family for six days. more HERE

Local non-profit seeks to help veterans by recycling Christmas trees into canes:

COPPERAS COVE, Texas — A group of veterans in Copperas Cove are helping other veterans using a combination of woodworking skills, tools and Christmas trees.

Jamie Willis, along with some pals, started the local organization Canes for Veterans as a way to help others who were injured in while serving.

Struggling with the cheap aluminum canes he got from the VA that kept breaking, Willis first did some online searching in hopes of finding an alternative.

Cards requested for WWII Veteran’s 100th Birthday: A World War II combat veteran will be celebrating his 100th birthday Friday and a non-profit organization is asking the public to join in by sending him cards.

He’s already received quite a few in the mail already.

“Somebody is doing something because today, I got 35 cards and I think there’s only three of the bunch that I know,” United States Army veteran Arthur Butler told NBC 10 News during a phone interview Monday. more HERE

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