Orange County WWII veteran gets thousands of birthday cards

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People from across the globe pitched in to show some birthday love for an Orange County veteran.

Emil Valentine, a 100-year-old World War II veteran, received 5,000 birthday cards from people in 50 states and 27 countries.

As News 12 has reported, Valentine told his family he had always wanted birthday cards from around the world. With some help from Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, Valentine's wish came true.

Valentine was also presented with a flag that was flown over the capital in commemoration of his birthday.

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