A World War II Veteran, Joe Cuba, went viral on Facebook last week after a post was shared of him asking for 100 birthday cards for his 100th birthday.
Members of the U.S. Military Vets Motorcycle Club saw the post and decided they wanted to visit Cuba for his birthday.
The motorcycle club is made up only of Veterans.
Jarrod Madden, a member of the club, explained why the group decided to make the journey to Wichita Falls.
“When we heard this story, with him turning 100, that’s a highlight of his life,” Madden said. “And I am sure to be hanging around other Veterans or getting to see more Veterans is gonna be an inspiration.”
The group said they understand how it feels to miss the support from their brotherhood.
“When I got out of the Army I came back home,” Danny Lujan, Army Veteran, said. “I really didn’t see much things that were for Veterans here in Amarillo, unfortunately.”
Lujan said meeting Veteran’s like Cuba helps them know that they are not forgotten.
“When I was getting ready to deploy we had a couple Vietnam Veterans visit,” Lujan stated. “They came and talked to us and they gave us a lot of knowledge. There’s a lot of Veterans out there that think that they’re on their own but it’s not the case.”
Cuba has gotten thousands of letters, visitors and presents sent in from strangers.
As of today, March,1, Cuba has received more than 35,000 birthday cards and around 150 gifts. He will officially turn 100, tomorrow.