Watertown turned out in a big way to celebrate the 100th birthday of one of its veterans on Friday afternoon.
A call went out from the family of Joseph Markarian online, and the town responded. The U.S. Army veteran was treated to his own parade complete with police and fire vehicles with their sires blaring and a band (well at least one musician — Watertown’s famous traveling tuba player).
See video from the celebration below, via the Watertown Police Twitter feed:
Happy 100th Birthday to WWII Army Vet & Watertown resident, Sgt. Joseph Markarian. Thank you to all who came out to celebrate a true hero! #100 #happybirthdaysarge@WatertownFD @USArmy pic.twitter.com/AbleVx8UHi— Watertown Police (@WatertownPD) April 24, 2020