President Trump granted a 94-year-old WWII Veteran his “lifelong dream” Tuesday, inviting the proud service member to the Oval Office while speaking at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Convention in Kansas City.
The Commander-in-Chief was speaking alongside Sgt. Alan Jones when the man abruptly asked the President if he and his family could visit the White House, saying “My children are watching me today, hopefully, to know that their dad got to stand beside the President of the United States.”
95 year old WWII Veteran Alan Jones asked President Trump to help fulfill his lifetime goal of visiting The Oval Office. @realDonaldTrump emphatically agreed to his request. pic.twitter.com/wYRSAOKZkE
— The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 24, 2018
“Mr. President I want to ask you something,” said the WWII veteran. “I’m going to be 95-years of age April 11th of next year, hopefully you’ll allow me to bring my family into the Oval Office in DC.”
“Yes, anytime you want to” said the President.
Watch the touching moment above.
A NEW LOW: Veteran Forced to Sell House After Being Fined $100 Per Day for US FLAG
An Air Force Veteran living in Florida sold his house after the local homeowners association fined him $100 per day for displaying a 17” American flag in a flower pot on his lawn, reports the Washington Post.
According to the Post, the HOA deemed the flag an “unauthorized object” on his front porch and had to be removed.
This is such a disgrace 😠 Larry Murphree is a proud veteran and should be treated as such! Good for him for showing his national pride! 🇺🇸 https://t.co/hotGbe8qHG
— Thrifty Sue (@thriftysues) July 8, 2018
“After filing a lawsuit in federal court, Murphree came to an agreement with the HOA that he could continue to fly the flag, only to discover a few months later that the HOA had made a new ordinance to remove his flower pot. He also discovered they were using money from his HOA dues to pay off his ‘unauthorized object’ fees, causing him to fall far behind in the dues. With foreclosure imminent, Murphree decided to sell his house three years ago,” writes the Washington Examiner.
“It just dawned on me there’s people that strap on a gun every day to protect me and the people I love. It’s a small flag, but it stands for a big thank you,” said Larry Murphree.
“He’s probably lost . . . hundreds of thousands of dollars of his retirement money, not to mention the time he’ll never get back from having to fight this battle,” said his attorney.
Read the full report at the Washington Post.
AMERICAN HERO: Disabled Veteran REFUSES AWARD from 'Tainted' NFL Team
“Although I am touched and honored to be selected for such an award, the ongoing controversy with NFL players’ disrespect for the national flag forces me to decline to participate in the presentation,” Wells said.
“I am unable, in good conscience, to enter an NFL stadium while this discourtesy prevails. Since this award is tainted with the dishonorable actions of the NFL and its players, I cannot accept it,” he added.
The NFL has been struggling to regain its footing following weeks of players choosing to “take a knee” during the performance of the US national anthem.
The ensuing controversy gained national attention when President Trump called for a total boycott of the NFL until officials and owners require players to stand during the ‘Star-Spangled Banner.’