He may be one hundred, but he still has got some moves! On January 20, Jack Becker turned a century old. A World War II and Korean War Vet, Becker was celebrating his birthday with his family at a local country club. The Vet had been sitting comfortably, but when he heard music playing, Becker knew he could not just sit still. When the speakers started playing “Stayin’ Alive” by the Bee-Gees, Becker got jiggy with it, looking magnificently spry for a 100-year-old!
Dancing is a big part of Jack’s life. As the Sierra News Online notes:
“Dancing seems to have been a part of Jack’s life from his early years, as he participated in German folk dancing, but it didn’t stop there. After the passing of his first wife, he met his second wife, Jenny, at the Big Bear Moose Hall Miner’s Dance. He’s never stopped since, except for the period he spent recovering from a broken hip in 2019. Jenny thought that would slow Jack down a bit—and it did, for a while. But he bounced back and soon enough was doing things that he shouldn’t have been able to at his age (sometimes to Jenny’s great distress)”
We love our veterans, and it is wonderful to see a member of the greatest generation looking jubilant and joyful! Jack Becker helped to protect America during one of the most turbulent times in history, a make it or break it moment for the country. And at 100 years old, he is still having as much fun as ever!
Here is the video: