My grandpa Sol Gringlas was born in August.
But every year, on April 11, I drop by his house in Michigan, or call him on the phone, to wish him a happy birthday.
That's because my grandpa considers April 11 his "second birthday."
It's the day in 1945 when his life started over again — when he was liberated from the Nordhausen concentration camp in Nazi Germany by American soldiers.
The day has always been special to my grandpa, and I never miss the ritual birthday greeting.