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Parade held in Parma for WWII veteran's 100th birthday

Parma vet birthday parade
Posted at 2:09 PM, Apr 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-03 18:49:32-04

PARMA, Ohio — A parade for World War II veteran Walter Pasela's 100th birthday was held in Parma Saturday afternoon.

You can watch the event in the player below:

Pasela is a WWII Army veteran and is a native of Cleveland.

A parade of more than 100 cars was organized by Pasela's sons and daughters to celebrate his birthday and honor his many accomplishments over the years.

Pasela said he made it to 100 years old with a good diet and active lifestyle.

"I guess if you don't eat too much and you exercise and keep active I guess that'll do it," Pasela said. "That's the key."

Pasela said he's happy to have a big family who loves him enough to have planned the celebratory parade.