(STORYFUL) - Abner Simon was drafted to fight in World War II in 1945, a few weeks shy of his high school graduation. When he recently returned to Orangefield High School in Texas to get a copy of his transcript, he learned that the school had listed him as a graduate, but he was never told about it.
after 70 years, this WWII veteran finally received his diploma.— abs (@abbydale_) October 7, 2016
It was an honor to attend his graduation & be in his class picture ❤️🎓 pic.twitter.com/iPHX8mED4Q
Upon discovering this fact, the school decided to hold a ceremony for the 89-year-old and on October 7, the veteran finally got his chance to don a gown and receive his diploma.