Hundred-Year-Old WWII Vet Gets Birthday Parade In East Boston

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) - A hundred-year-old war veteran in East Boston got quite the birthday celebration on Sunday. World War II veteran Salvatore Murano turned 100 years old over the weekend. He was met with about four dozens cars decorated with balloons and filled with his loved ones parading past his home in East Boston.

"Throughout the parade, he was very excited and happy," said Murano's daughter, Diane Murano-Curlanis

Murano served as a marksman with the U.S. Army in Italy between 1944 and 1945.

The local fire station sent two fire trucks, and the local police station sent six cruisers to join the parade.

Murano-Curlanis said her father has been having a harder time remembering things, and that it's important to talk to older veterans like her father and hear those stories before it is too late.

"When they're ready to talk about it, get them to talk about it, because when they do... It's just amazing to hear the stories," she said.

WBZ's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports:

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(Photo: Diane Murano-Curlanis)

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