This week, the Wayne County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution honoring the 100th birthday of Woodrow Anderson.
Commissioner Wayne Aycock presented the resolution to Anderson at Tuesday’s meeting.
Aycock asked the audience to consider the things that had changed in the world over Anderson’s lifetime.
In brief comments to the county Board, Anderson says Wayne County has been good to him and his family.
Anderson served in the U.S. Navy for four years during World War II, and was awarded six Battle Stars.
He was on the USS Topeka, next to the USS Missouri, and witnessed the signing of Japan’s surrender.
Anderson’s career was in the HVAC trade, starting with the Goldsboro Tin Shop before he opened and ran Anderson Tin Shop until his retirement.
Anderson was born July 20th, 1920 in Mount Olive.