A Rome veteran has never had a birthday party but you can help change that this year. Francis Connelly, a former Marine, turns 70 and you can join the mission to shower him with cards.

Julie Johnson has been Francis' hairdresser for more than a decade and has given him a birthday card for the past couple of years because she says he's never had a party and doesn't receive many gifts.  "He always calls and thanks me because it’s usually the only one he gets," says Johnson.

This year, Johnson wants to give Francis a birthday to remember. "For his big 70, I would love to flood his mailbox with cards. I want to do this because his heart is huge and he deserves this and so much more."

Francis will turn 70 on September 8th. You can send him a birthday card at the address below or contact Julie Johnson on Facebook to help.

Francis Connelly
115 McAvoy Ave
Rome, NY 13440


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