Don Davis to bring 109-year-old Battleboro woman to State of the Union Address

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – One of North Carolina’s oldest senior citizens is heading to Washington D.C. for this week’s State of the Union address.

At 109-years-young, Cassie Smith of Battleboro is one of the oldest centenarian in North Carolina, and on Thursday night she will most likely be one of oldest in the United States House Chamber when President Joe Biden delivers this year’s State of the Union address.

Congressman Don Davis announced that he had invited Smith to be his guest at this year’s address.

“At 109 years old, Ms. Cassie voted on the first day in this year’s primary election and was among the first in North Carolina to do so. She is a living symbol of our democracy, and I am honored to welcome her to Washington, D.C., as my special guest to the State of the Union,” said Congressman Don Davis. “We strengthen communities and our nation when we remain actively engaged as citizens, and Ms. Cassie’s long-standing love for our country and all it stands for should inspire us all. Her mere presence at our nation’s capital embodies the very essence of our democratic values.”

The State o the Union address is this Thursday at 9 p.m.