One Senior’s Salute to America


As we approach the July 4th holiday, it’s heartwarming to hear stories of patriotism, heroism, and American pride, especially from within the senior community that has contributed so much to our history. Remembering our veterans and respecting the symbols of America are important to Martin Sherman, a World War II veteran himself, who’s spreading his love of his country to his fellow senior housing residents.

Sherman will be sharing his very special family heirloom with his neighbors this Independence Day. For over 80 years, he’s cherished an original World War I era American flag. Back in the 1930s, the flag was used to dress the coffin of Sherman’s uncle, a World War I veteran who suffered injuries in the war and eventually passed away. The 100-year-old flag, which only has 48 stars, has been in his family ever since, and Sherman takes great pride in properly displaying it for every patriotic holiday.

Staff members at the Lester Senior Housing Community in Whippany, NJ where he resides have designated the perfect spot to fly Sherman’s flag for all to see.

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