ROANOKE, Va. -

A Roanoke man celebrated his 100th birthday.

Paul Suter is a World War II veteran. He was in the Battle of the Bulge, along with three other battles.

He is originally from New York, but he now calls Roanoke home.

Suter received a number of honors and plaques from local politicians and even President Obama.

He also got a cake from Pheasant Ridge Senior Living Community.

WDBJ 7 wanted to know what the secret is to reaching 100.

"I didn't know there was a secret,” he said. ”It's just the wonderful friends that you have along the way are the ones that are responsible for all of the wonderful things that happened to you."

Suter found out on Tuesday that he will hop on a bus in October and head to Washington DC. He is one of two veterans chosen to lay the wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

WDBJ 7 wishes him a very happy birthday!