100-Year-Old WWII Vet Celebrates Birthday with Family and Friends

Frank Sylvia
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Dracut, MA: A Dracut World War II veteran celebrated his 100th birthday on Saturday with friends and family.

Frank Sylvia was born on August 5, 1923, and he served in the Army during the war. He was stationed in Europe and was awarded the Bronze Star.

Sylvia is a retired carpenter and a lifelong resident of Dracut. He is married to his wife, Alice, and they have two children, four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Sylvia’s birthday party was held at the Dracut Senior Center. He was surrounded by family and friends, who sang Happy Birthday and presented him with gifts.

“I’m just glad to be here,” Sylvia said. “You only live once, so you have to enjoy it.”

Sylvia’s daughter, Susan, said that her father is a “role model” for her and her family.

“He’s always been a hard worker, and he’s always been there for us,” Susan said. “He’s an amazing man.”

Sylvia said that he is grateful for all of the support he has received from his family and friends.

“I’m very lucky,” he said. “I have a great family, and I have a lot of good friends.”

Sylvia said that he plans to continue to enjoy his life and spend time with his family and friends.

“I’m going to keep on living,” he said. “I’m not going to give up.”

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