World War 2 Vet Gets Big Birthday – GNSOTD Thur, Apr 16th 2020

Burdett Sisler, from Fort Erie, Ontario, is no ordinary birthday boy, a veteran of the second world war, Burdett celebrated his 105th birthday on Tuesday. And because people couldn’t come over to his house his 70 year old son, Norm, had to plan something special.

That’s how on Tuesday, Burdett ended up looking out from his front veranda on a parade in his honour.

This Ontario veteran couldn't celebrate his 105th birthday — so he got a parade instead

Burdett Sisler's plans to celebrate his 105th birthday with friends and family at a house party came to a halt because of COVID-19 — but when Sisler looked out of his window on April 14, his son rode by in a fire truck, sirens blaring, followed by a line of other cars honking their horns and dragging tin cans.

Posted by CBC Hamilton on Wednesday, April 15, 2020

The parade began with his son, Norm, riding on a Fire Engine with lights and siren going; then it was cars lined up down the street. Including friends, neighbours, well-wishers, and of course as many family as could make it out.

His family includes 5 kids, 11 grandkids, 19 great grandkids, and 9 great-GREAT-grandkids! SO you can imagine it was not a small parade. In fact it was anywhere from 50 to 70 vehicles in the line that rolled passed Burdett’s home.

Be sure to click through to your Good News Story of the Day, here, to read more about Burdett Sisler, and how his Birthday celebration went. But according to this 105 year old Vet, it made him feel like the Queen of England. And that seems like it should be how you feel on your Birthday. Happy Belated Birthday Burdett.

Story, Video, and Image from CBC News.

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