Community Invited To Parade Honoring WWII Veteran Sunday

WWII Navy Veteran Rodney Peterson of White Rock would have turned 97 Sunday. His daughter organized a parade to honor him that will take place even though he passed away Thursday. Courtesy photo

Staff Report:

Los Alamos resident Cheryl Lucero is hosting a community parade Sunday to honor her father Rodney Peterson, a WWII Navy Veteran.

Lucero had planned the parade to celebrate her father’s 97th birthday Sunday – but he passed away Thursday morning.

“It would mean so much to us, his family, for all of you to still parade by the Beehive in White Rock on Sunday as planned to celebrate the life of this great man,” Lucero said. “Thank you all! And I truly hope to see all of you on Sunday.”

Anyone with classic cars or motorcycles is invited to join the parade at 1 p.m. at Beehive Homes at 110 Longview Dr., in White Rock.