‘It Was Our Honor’: World War II Veteran Celebrates 101st Birthday at Hooters
by Amy Furr
A veteran of World War II and the Korean War celebrated his 101st birthday at a Hooters restaurant in El Paso, Texas, on January 5.
Purple Heart recipient Harry Perez Cerezo decided to do something slightly different to mark his big day by spending it with the waitresses at the eatery, the New York Post reported Sunday.
The young women sang to him and presented him with a big cake and a special hat featuring their signatures.
“It was our honor to celebrate Harry’s 101st Birthday! Harry spent 22 years serving his country and is a Purple Heart recipient and World War II and Korean War Veteran! Everyone go wish Harry a Happy Birthday,” the restaurant wrote in a social media post on January 7.
Photos show the veteran with his arms around the young ladies while they stand behind a table where photos of Cerezo during his time in the military are displayed: