Runners Stop In the Middle of a Marathon to Honor a 95-Year-Old WWII Veteran For His Service

By 03.06.14

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During an 8K for the Pat Tillman Foundation in San Jose, California, something special happened along the route. Runners stopped in the middle of the marathon to  honor 95-year-old veteran Joe Bell, who was watching the race in his front yard. It’s one of the most heartfelt feel-good moments you’ll watch today. He told the reporter recording the video, his neighbor Julia Prodis Sulek: “I never knew there were that many people that would do that…. I never got recognition in my life,” he added.

The video is below. After you watch, head over to Mercury News to read an excellent profile of Bell. He’s truly a member of the greatest generation.

[H/T: Gawker]


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