Honor Flight Syracuse posted this to their Facebook page, celebrating Immanuel United Methodist member, Joe Honis:
"Honor Flight Syracuse celebrated the 100th birthday of WWII Army veteran Joseph Honis on Monday, December 5th. HFS volunteers delivered our birthday sign, balloons and patriotic quilt to Joe at his home where he was surrounded by his family and friends. The Solvay Fire Department led a drive-by caravan past Joe's house while Piper Jack Heins played his bagpipe and The Sentimental Serenade serenaded the group with an assortment of military songs.
Joe served in the US Army from January 1943 to December 1945. He was in Normandy, Northern France and Rhineland as part of the 3505 Medium Maintenance Ordinance. He was responsible for ensuring the army vehicles were in working order. He was not in combat but moved behind the front lines.
After the war, Joe and his Army buddies kept in touch and had reunions every Labor Day weekend up until recently. They were a tight knit group of men with a special bond.
We thank you for your service, Joe, and wish you a very Happy Birthday."
We at Immanuel United Methodist also wish Joe the best, and thank him for his service!