(WMBF) Grand Strand World War II veteran, John Moore, celebrated his 97th birthday Monday in style.
He was crowned king for the day, while his two great-great-granddaughters were crowned princesses.
The idea for the celebration came from Moore’s wife, Anne, who passed away just two weeks ago.
“He’s a strong man but you can see the tears in his eyes when her names come up and the true love that they had,” said Jessica Rigsbee, a nurse for Moore through Amedisys Hospice.
“The emotions are like a mountain, heaped up and running over,” Moore said when asked about his royalty-themed celebration. “I know what [Anne] would say today; ‘You’re a good man, and I’m waiting for you.’”
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