Ray Shortt of Jenkins visited Washington, D.C., to celebrate his 90th birthday and visit the World War II Memorial. Shortt’s daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Chuck Johnson, drove him to Hamilton, Va., where he visited with his grandson, Tom Abdoo and his wife April, and his greatgranddaughter, Aaliyah Abdoo.
In addition to the World War II Memorial, Shortt saw the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam War Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, the Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima) and the Air Force Memorial. Shortt also visited the office of U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers, where he was presented with a flag that had been flown over the Capitol in honor of his birthday and his military service during World War II. He celebrated his birthday with a cookout and cake at his grandson’s home.