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Community hosts surprise parade in Silvis for 95-year-old’s birthday

John Knaack, 95, was surprised by a parade of community members who stayed inside their...
John Knaack, 95, was surprised by a parade of community members who stayed inside their vehicles while wishing him a happy birthday outside his Silvis senior living home. (Scott McCaskey)(KWQC)
Published: Mar. 28, 2020 at 6:10 PM CDT
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A local family surprised an elderly loved one on his birthday in social distancing style.

John Knaack, 95, was surprised by a parade of community members who stayed inside their vehicles while wishing him a happy birthday outside the New Perspective - Silvis senior living community.

Knaack waited outside the home while those who participated in the parade drove by him one by one.

People stayed inside their cars while waving, holding up signs, singing and telling Knaack happy birthday.

The Silvis Fire Department led the parade in his honor. Knaack is a U.S. Navy veteran.