Community Creates Special Day For Porter, 100 & Cox, 101

Loring Cox turned 101 years old Sunday and waves to family, friends and members of the police and fire departments, County and LARSO staff who drove by his Los Alamos home Monday to wish him a happy birthday. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen/LARSO

Marjorie Porter, center, celebrates her 100th birthday Monday with a parade of well wishers driving past her home. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen/LARSO

A parade of cars line up Monday to wish Marjorie Porter a happy 100th birthday and Loring Cox a happy 101 birthday. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen/LARSO

By Bernadette Lauritzen
Executive Director

The community knows you are never too old to build assets and Monday the community turned out to wish longtime residents Marjorie Porter a happy 100th birthday and Loring Cox a happy 101st birthday!

The local senior center hopes many will send their pictures to the local media to share the moment and allow the love to flow through the photographs.

Los Alamos Police Department, Los Alamos Fire Department. Atomic City Transit, Los Alamos County employees, residents, Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization, (LARSO) staff and members came together to boost spirits and commemorate two lifetimes of love and kindness.

LAFD Deputy Fire Chief Steve Dawald joins the parade of cars Monday to help make the birthdays special for a 100 and a 101 year old resident. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen/LARSO

Police Sgt. Tim Lonz turns out Monday to make the birthdays special for Loring Cox, 101, and Marjorie Porter, 100. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen/LARSO

Los Alamos firefighters standing on a ladder to attach a happy birthday sign to their fire engine. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen/LARSO

One of the decorated cars ready for the birthday parade. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen/LARSO

Firefighters wait in line behind the senior center Monday to help celebrate the birthdays of Marjorie Porter, 100, and Loring Cox, 101. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen/LARSO