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City of New Roads throws parade for 102-year-old veteran

3 years 11 months 4 weeks ago Sunday, July 26 2020 Jul 26, 2020 July 26, 2020 10:48 PM July 26, 2020 in News
Source: WBRZ Staff

NEW ROADS - The City of New Roads threw a parade for one of their heroes on Saturday.

For 30 minutes the City of New Roads celebrated Leon Dixon Senior for his 102nd birthday.

Fire trucks, police units, family members, and friends gathered up and drove past the home of Dixon.

The 102-year-old World War II veteran enjoyed the view of the parade from his porch while seeing everyone celebrate his life and service.

New Roads Mayor Cornell Dukes awarded Dixon with the key to the city and declared July 25th as Leon Dixon Day.

Dixon said that he is thankful for his service being recognized.  

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