Salute Our Heroes: WWII Vet Gets Drive-By Parade in Honor of His 95th Birthday

Nick Kangadis | March 5, 2021
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There's not really much to say about this next one, except it's Friday and we could all use a little something to make us feel good about people.

World War II veteran Bernie Friedland celebrated his 95th birthday this past Sunday, and people from all over the community gave Friedland the salute he deserved - a drive-by parade. Friedland saluted each and every vehicle that passed by his home in Sarasota, Fla.

Take a look, and if this doesn't get you in the American feels, nothing will:


It’s 1st Lieutenant Bernie Friedland’s 95th birthday!!!! He’s a WWII Veteran with a heart of gold. Dozens of people...

Posted by ABC7 Sarasota - WWSB on Sunday, February 28, 2021

The Sarasota Police Department also paid tribute to Friedland on Twitter.

"We were honored to be among those who drove by the home of 1st Lieutenant Bernie Friedland today," the SPD tweeted, as reported by WTSP. "This young man, who is a World War II Veteran, celebrated his 95th birthday. Dozens of people from around #Sarasota wished him a special happy birthday & thanked him for his service."

Happy belated birthday to retired 1st Lt. Bernie Friedland! Thank you for your service, sir. 

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