102-Year-Old WW2 Veteran Retires After 36 Years as Crossing Guard


A 102-year-old World War II veteran has finally retired after more than three decades of service as a school crossing guard.

After his military service, Faucette transitioned to work with the U.S. Postal Service until his retirement in 1986 — but he couldn’t stay idle.

“I don’t know which way to go,” the centenarian remarked on Friday, the last day of the school year. “Up, down, south.”

His job’s rewarding aspect was “seeing them going and coming safely across the street,” noted his wife, Elizabeth Faucette.

The students and staff assembled in front of the school building to bid farewell to the cherished crossing guard one final time.

“It really has not hit him yet,” Elizabeth mentioned to the local outlet, adding that she’s planning activities to keep him engaged post-retirement.

“I don’t know who we’re going to find that’s going to replace Mr. Faucette. It’s going to be hard for whoever comes behind him,” Triplett observed. “They certainly have a legend to follow.”

The Greensboro Police Department also honored Faucette for his extensive service, stating, “we could not thank him enough for his years of service and now that he’s 102 years old, he truly deserves a wonderful retirement.”

“Thank you, Mr. Faucette,” police wrote in an Instagram post.

Olivia Rondeau
Olivia Rondeau
Digital Reporter. Previously, Olivia was a contributor at the Daily Caller, a staff writer at Foundation for Economic Education, and a Pennsylvania Campus Correspondent at Campus Reform. Prior to that, she worked in social media, research, and public relations at Arsenal Media Group. Olivia is a political science major at the East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania.

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