Sorority sisters grant WWII veteran’s last wish for a final dance

 

Sorority sisters grant WWII veteran’s last wish for a final dance
Sorority sisters grant WWII veteran’s last wish for a final dance

A bedridden World War II veteran said his last wish was to dance with a beautiful woman.

So the Phi Mu sorority sisters at the University of Southern Mississippi hosted a ball for the decorated Navy vet, Paul Sonnier, on Monday.

“He’d always ask me if I wanted to go to Ropers, the local bar,” Jessica Moreau, a Southern Care Hospice social work intern, told WDAM-TV. “He says I'll teach you how to jitterbug and the Waltz.”

Moreau said she then decided to gather her fellow sorority sisters to grant the 92-year-old’s wish.

“We’re super grateful, because he hasn’t been out the house in so long,” Samantha Owen, Sonnier’s granddaughter, told the station.

Owen said her grandfather was “super happy” being surrounded by the women and he even handed them flowers.

Phi Mu chapter President Cameron Ponder said the sorority loves to help the community.

“We had the opportunity to host a party for Mr. Paul, a WWII veteran and Pearl Harbor survivor, to fulfill his last wish!!” the chapter posted on its Facebook page. “We had such a great time dancing, singing, and eating lemon cookies with him!!”

Although Sonnier couldn’t physically dance with the sisters, he said he was delighted to have them around.

“It feels good to be with all these beautiful women,” Sonnier told WDAM.

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