Video |President Obama Pays Tribute to Richard Overton, 107 Year Old World War II Veteran

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Richard Overton (C), 107 years-old, who is believed to be America’s oldest living veteran is acknowledged by U.S. President Barack Obama during a ceremony to honor veterans at the Tomb of the Unknowns on Veterans Day at Arlington National Cemetery on November 11, 2013 in Arlington, Virginia. For Veterans Day, President Obama is paying tribute to military veterans past and present who have served and sacrificed their lives for their country. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

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RICHARD OVERTON RECEIVES A STANDING OVATION AFTER U.S. PRESIDENT OBAMA PAID TRIBUTE TO HIM DURING A VETERANS DAY CEREMONY AT ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY IN WASHINGTON

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15 Responses to Video |President Obama Pays Tribute to Richard Overton, 107 Year Old World War II Veteran

  1. rikyrah says:

    potus and richard overton

    President Barack Obama greets Richard Overton, with Earlene Love-Karo, in the Blue Room of the White House, Nov. 11, 2013. Mr. Overton,107 years old and the oldest living World War II veteran, attended the Veteran’s Day Breakfast at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

  2. rikyrah says:

    thanks for this thread.

    what this gentleman has seen in his years…I know he’s just thankful to have lived the life he’s lived and gotten to this point where he could vote for and meet President Obama.

  3. Ametia says:

    Thank you, President Obama, for paying tribute to all our veterans, and especially Richard Overton. These men shouldn’t have to die, before they are given honors and proper tribute for their contributions to the military and America.

  4. Ametia says:

    Mr. Overton still drives him and his lady friend to church every Sunday.

  5. Ametia says:

    Obama Participates In Observance Of Veterans Day At Arlington Nat'l Cemetery

    Members of the military color guard stands at attention before a ceremony where U.S. President Barack Obama will lay a commemorative wreath for Veterans Day at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery on November 11, 2013 in Arlington, Virginia. For Veterans Day, President Obama is paying tribute to military veterans past and present who have served and sacrificed their lives for their country. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

  6. Ametia says:

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    U.S. President Barack Obama (C) looks on during a ceremony on Veterans Day at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery on November 11, 2013 in Arlington, Virginia. For Veterans Day, President Obama is paying tribute to military veterans past and present who have served and sacrificed their lives for their country. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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  7. vitaminlover says:

    He is still a handsome man. I hope to make it that age and look that good.

    • Just Wow! 107 years old. God bless him! Indeed he is still handsome. It took President Barack Obama to acknowledge him. Shame on the other Presidents! Shame on you!

    • Ametia says:

      President Obama, VP Biden, FLOTUS & Dr. Jill have done more for veterans than any other presidential administration.

      • vitaminlover says:

        Yes indeed they have, Ametia. They have definitely brought attention to the forefront the accomplishments, heroic efforts and brave deeds of both our past and current servicemen.

    • Ametia says:

      @vitaminlover. And Mr. Overton still takes care of himself. Even drives to church every Sunday. Don’t see him on the street begging for handouts, like the greedy GOP snatching foodstamps from the hungry to keep their subsidies.

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