Lawrence Brooks, who served in WWII as part of the 91st Engineer Battalion, is celebrating his 111th birthday this Saturday.

He is the oldest WWII veteran in the United States.

Mr. Brooks spends his days doting on his 5 children, 5 step-children, 12 grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchildren. 

Currently, he lives in New Orleans with his daughter. 

In May, Mr. Brooks reflected on his long and interesting life with an in-depth interview featured in National Geographic, which you can read here

He gave a few words of wisdom in the interview: Eat right. Stay healthy. Most importantly? Be nice to people.

To celebrate his birthday this year, the National World War II Museum is asking people from all around the world to send him a birthday greeting.

The museum will collect all of the letters and make sure they are properly disinfected before delivering them to Mr. Brooks. 

To participate, you can send a note to the following address:

The National WWII Museum

c/o Happy 111th Mr. Brooks!

945 Magazine St.

New Orleans, LA 70130

Happy writing 🙂