93-YEAR-OLD WWII VET: Finally Gets HS Diploma And We Salute Him

Published on May 23, 2015

Here is your feel good story of the day. Congrats to this World War II veteran. Now, what’s your excuse?

HIGHLAND HOME, Alabama (CNN) — A World War II veteran in Alabama says he’ll never take his most recent accomplishment for granted.

At 93 years old, J.D. Sexton graduated from high school this week.

“I’m just appreciative of the Lord Jesus for letting me live to be 93,” the new Highland Home graduate said.

Among the sea of gowns and tassels, his diploma has been a long time coming.

“It’s a wonderful thing to come up here and be with the people and to receive a diploma for high school education,” Sexton said.

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