100-year-old arrived too late for mention by Obama

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WASHINGTON (AP) ? A 100-year-old man who was supposed to get a shout-out from President Barack Obama for his long life and lengthy marriage arrived too late and was dropped from the president’s prepared remarks.

But Wilbur Faiss, who was supposed to be featured at the top of Obama’s remarks at an event Thursday in Las Vegas, says he’s been assured that to make amends, he’ll be invited to the next presidential appearance in Vegas.

Obama’s prepared remarks had him hailing Faiss and his wife, Theresa, who are getting ready to celebrate their 79th wedding anniversary. But when Obama actually spoke, there was no mention of the centenarian.

Faiss said in a phone interview that they found out too late and when they tried to attend were not able to get in.