Beloved WWII veteran celebrates 100th birthday with parade

A special drive-by celebration was held on Long Island Monday for a beloved World War II veteran who turned 100.

Video Transcript

- A police escort led a special drive-by celebration on Long Island today, in honor of the 100th birthday of a beloved World War II veteran.

A car parade was held in East Meadow in honor of Frank Loglisci, who served in the US Navy from 1942 to 1946 on two different destroyers. Members of the Nassau County Police Department and other first responders took part in the parade, as Mr. Loglisci looked on with his family and friends.

- How do you feel today, on your birthday, Dad?

FRANK LOGLISCI: Fine. A little chilly.

- Were you very surprised at this kind of a party?

FRANK LOGLISCI: I was shocked.

[LAUGHTER]

- Well, he credits his parents and his family for his longevity.