100th birthday drive-by came off without a hitch

Husband, father and WW2 veteran, Les Downing's 100th birthday came off without a hitch as dozens of cars passed by in a Drive-Through, paying honour to Sir Les Downing.

Political dignitaries, friends, family including Downing’s sister, Legion comrades, the RCMP, Wallace District Fire Department and even a school bus full of students paraded by honking and waving. 

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Mr. Downing didn’t miss a beat, waving back, acknowledging his well-wishers.

See the full coverage by military historian Ed James, in the Friday, June 4 edition of the Empire-Advance.

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