Watch now: Native veteran will get automobile parade as a one centesimal birthday shock

2021-07-12 03:30:00

John Stanley Pioro waves to contributors in a automobile parade in celebration of his one centesimal birthday.

Diana Panuncial

CALEDONIA — John Stanley Pioro turned 100 years previous on Wednesday. He didn’t have fun quietly.

There have been honking horns, blaring sirens and cheering neighborhood members who made positive the celebration might be heard miles from his residence on 6 Mile Street.

Born in 1921, Pioro is an Military Air Power veteran who served from Nov. 4, 1942, to Nov. 25, 1945, the majority of that point throughout World Warfare II. Relations contacted the Racine County Veterans Providers workplace for concepts on how one can have fun Pioro’s centennial milestone.

As a shock, the veterans’ workplace threw Pioro a automobile parade on his birthday.

“He doesn’t prefer to be acknowledged,” stated Racine County Veterans Service Officer Zach Zdroik, additionally a veteran. “I get it. Plenty of us don’t. On this planet of superhero motion pictures, this is only one option to honor the heroes who dwell amongst us.”

Zach Zdroik, Racine County veterans service officer


Waving to the parade

Military Air Power veteran John Stanley Pioro waves to the parade because it passes by his Caledonia residence on Wednesday.

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Regardless of the rain the county obtained Wednesday afternoon, dozens of autos participated within the parade, together with the Caledonia Fireplace and Rescue Division, the Caledonia Police Division, the American Legion and VFW (Veterans of International Wars) Riders.

Parade contributors rolled their home windows, sang “Completely happy Birthday” to Pioro, waved American flags and thanked him for his service. Some contributors stated they’d even see Pioro, who’s energetic for somebody his age, later.

See you later!

Parade contributors say, “Goodbye!” to John Stanley Pioro and his household on Wednesday.

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All of them waved to Pioro, who waved again whereas sitting on his all-terrain automobile.

Seeing everybody come collectively to have fun Pioro’s one centesimal birthday “exhibits the power of the veteran neighborhood,” Zdroik stated.

Zdroik added: “Once I began in 2017, I didn’t understand how sturdy it was. We at all times come collectively, it doesn’t matter what’s happening.”

100th birthday

County District Lawyer Patricia Hanson, County Veterans Service Officer Zach Zdroik, Military Air Power Veteran John Stanley Pioro and Racine County Govt Jonathan Delagrave pose for a photograph with the flag Pioro was introduced with on Wednesday. 

Diana Panuncial

Earlier than the parade, Pioro was honored with a plaque of the American flag specifically made for him by a neighborhood veteran. Racine County Govt Jonathan Delagrave and Racine County District Lawyer Patricia Hanson had been current to provide Pioro the flag.

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