Tony Cappa is a real-life American hero and someone whose spirit inspires us all. We shared his story at 98 as he brightened our day with a little music. Check out the original post here.
Today, we revisit this great man who turned 100 earlier this year. We were inspired by his smile and his spirit right away. Now, at 100, we are reminded, once again, of his special impact on those around him.
Tony saw the horrors of war but never lost his sense of kindness and community. This was certainly reflected in his recent birthday festivities. The town came out to honor this man in a wonderful way.
In a special 100th birthday parade, classic cars, motorcycles, and a military Jeep went past Cappa’s home on Calle De Soto, while passengers held up signs to honor this ukulele enthusiast and hero. See the full story plus photos from the event here.
We greatly appreciate what Americans like Tony Cappa have done for this country. To give back to these great men and women, we support a bill we call The Greatest Generation Benefits Act. Learn more about this legislation would help those who served in World War II and Korea here. While you’re at it, please take a moment to sign our petition and share with your friends on Facebook and Twitter.