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Nation’s oldest living veteran visits D.C. to meet President Obama

Posted at 12:04 PM, Jul 17, 2015

WASHINGTON D.C. -- Emma Didlake, the nation's oldest living veteran, traveled from Michigan to Washington D.C. on Friday to meet President Barack Obama.

Didlake, 110, is a World War II veteran who lives in Michigan.

According to FOX 2 in Detroit, a recent fall isn't stopping Didlake from going to meet the president.

"As you can imagine she is very weak," her granddaughter Marilyn Horne told FOX 2.   "But she is looking forward to just meeting him.  She never thought she would see this in her lifetime."

Emma moved to Detroit after she was discharged from the military and joined the local chapter of the NAACP, FOX 2 reports.  She marched with Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1963.

The non-profit group Talons Out from southwest Michigan organized the trip to D.C.