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The inspiring way folks celebrated World War II veteran's 101st birthday

Posted at 9:43 PM, Mar 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-29 21:58:42-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- People are not letting the coronavirus keep them from celebrating the ones they love -- and that includes a World War II veteran who celebrated more than a century of life.

Norbert Kopecko, who is known as Norb, turned 101 years old Sunday.

A crowd gathered outside his Richmond home to sing happy birthday from a socially safe distance.

Mr. Kopecko was in the active duty Air Corps and later served in the Virginia National Guard after World War II.

After he retired as a colonel, the father of four started a new career as an accountant.

Mr. Kopecko was married for more than 70 years before his wife passed away.

Happy Birthday, Mr. Kopecko!