One of the residents of The Views At Lake Havasu is celebrated a special event Monday afternoon.

Ret. Sgt. Bill Love, USMC, is observing his 95th birthday and the Love’s family and the folks at The Views are making sure it will be a memorable day for him.

Love served as a Marine in the Pacific Theater of World War II from 1943 to 1946. He was a rear gunner on an A-24 Scout Bomber Douglas, according to The Views’ Facebook page.

photo of Ret. Sgt. Bill Love, USMC, courtesy The Views at Lake Havasu.

Family and friends gathered in the Arizona State University parking lot behind The Views’ pool area this afternoon for a special surprise birthday parade for Love.

Views representative Mark Retersdorf said in an email, “We are going to do it big but because we are in lockdown, we have to scale it back. It’s too bad the family can’t be together for such an important event, but we’ll make it special.”

After the cars passed by in the parking lot, Love said, ” This is the most anyone has ever paid attention to me in my life.”

A car is decorated for Bill Love’s birthday surprise. Love’s family and friends organized a parade for him to see since they couldn’t be near him due to social distancing guidelines.  Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

A car is decorated for Bill Love’s birthday surprise. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Bill Love and Mark Retersdorf wave as cars pass by in a surprise birthday parade for Love. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

A car is decorated for Bill Love’s birthday surprise. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

A car is decorated for Bill Love’s birthday surprise. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Cars are decorated for Bill Love’s birthday surprise. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Bill Love waves from behind the gate at a surprise parade held in his honor Monday afternoon at The Views. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Motorcyclists wave at Bill Love during the surprise parade Monday. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Bill Love’s granddaughter Jessica Hans, talks to him outside of the gate for his 95th birthday to comply with social distancing guidelines. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene


6 Responses to “Special Birthday Parade For A Special Views Resident”

  1. Avatar MIKE SONDROL says:

    AWESOME my Brother…HAPPY 95th BIRTHDAY to you Sir!!!

  2. Avatar Suzanne says:

    Happy 95th Birthday Bill 🎂
    What an awesome birthday celebration🎉 Your a special person and thank you too for your service 🇺🇸🙏
    Hugs and Love,
    Suzanne – Prestige Caregiver

  3. Avatar Phyllis price says:

    Happy birthday to our former neighbor! John and Phyllis price. Glad to see you again!

  4. Avatar Peggy says:

    Thank you, EVERYONE, for making his day extra special!! Many smiles on many faces!!! 😁😍

  5. Avatar Jim Buxton says:

    Very special “Thank You “ to Bills “Very Special” daughter, Peggy Love Hans, for planing and organizing this wonderful display of love, and gratitude for her father, and support for all our men and women in uniform. 👍😊

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