NYPD Officer Collecting Birthday Cards For WWII Veteran’s 99th Birthday

(Maya Rajamani/DNAinfo.com)- When Midtown South Precinct police officer Ryan Finlay read about a World War II veteran who’d received only a single card on his 98th birthday last year, he sprang into action.

For the past week, Finlay has been collecting cards to send to the Hillsboro, Oregon-based veteran, who will turn 99 on Dec. 19.

Finlay, who doesn’t know the veteran personally, said he first learned about his plight through a friend’s online post.

“I don’t want him to be alone, and I’d like to make sure that there’s someone there,” Finlay said.

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