A 106-year-old WWII veteran has modest demands for his “dream day”

Omaha, Neb. (KMTV) – July 14, 2022.

Family and friends packed Elk Ridge Village to celebrate Joe Burgess’ 106th birthday.

“His secret to longevity is keeping your mind and body active every day,” said Stacy’s granddaughter Rudolfi.

The day was marked by dozens of visitors, hundreds of cards, and a quartet of razors.

But another big day was looming on the horizon: July 26, 2022.

“I had to wait until 106 to do that,” he said.

It’s a Day designed by Joe through the Dreamweaver Foundation, which fulfills seniors’ dreams.

Joe wanted to take his limousine to Walmart to shop for a new iron, ironing board, and shoes, then lunch at Spezia.

He was not alone. 100-year-old Bob Reaser, who also lives in Elk Ridge Village, joined Joe that day.

Bob flew B-17s in World War II. It was artillery.

Communicate with each other and with new friends – Joe Broadcasts. I joke, “I’ll be back for this next year.”

The simplicity of his desire shows that he has everything he needs, including a perspective on what it means to serve the United States.

When asked about the greatest moment in his life, Joe said it was when he was discharged.

“I did what I could.”

To learn more about the Dreamweaver Foundation, visit the Dreamweaver Foundation website.

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