Hero turns 104 years young
RSL Care Retirement Living Resident and World War II Veteran John Evans Read entered the world when band-aids, penicillin, milk cartons and ball point pens were yet to be invented. The Titanic was only starting to be built. The year was 1909.
On Sunday May 19, the humble man who ‘does not like a fuss to be made about him’ celebrated his 104th birthday, in the company of fellow independent living residents and family. John moved into the Darlington Retirement Community at the age of 98, when most people are moving into or living in residential care. It’s been four years since he received his letter of congratulations from the Queen!
For more information about John and his birthday celebrations, please click-on the NBN News link below and see the below press release. http://www.nbnnews.com.au/index.php/2013/05/17/happy-104th-john-evans-read/