National Card Campaign Underway For White Marsh Veteran And Retired Police Officer's 95th Birthday
WHITE MARSH - A White Marsh resident, retired Baltimore City Police Office, and Korean War veteran is the subject of a national campaign to send thoughtful cards for 95th and 97th birthdays.
The initiative comes from motivational speaker Janine Stange's website. Strange is best known for her historic journey to sing the Star-Spangled Banner in all 50 states in honor of veterans.
Harry Carroll Allender Sr. turns 95 on August 6. His son-in-law published the request for cards, saying that Allender, or 'Pop' as he is fondly referred to, is a veteran of the Korean War, serving as an MP in Japan during the conflict.
After the war, he returned to Baltimore, where he began a family with his wife and joined the Baltimore Police Department in 1955. Allender enjoyed a distinguished career that spanned 31 years, ending with his retirement in 1986 as a district commander with the rank of Colonel.
"Mom and Pop moved in with us six years ago when Mom was in the throws of Alzheimer's and Pop could no longer care for her himself. Mom died less than a year later, just a few weeks shy of their 70th wedding anniversary, having been together for 72 years... Pop has medical issues of his own but is still fairly lucid for 94," Allender's son-in-law wrote.
Visit Janine Stange's website to learn more about the 95th and 97th birthdays project.
Individuals interested in sending Mr. Allender a birthday card can mail them to:
Harry Carroll Allender Sr.
5610 Allender Rd.
White Marsh, Maryland 21162
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