Bermudian Woman Celebrates 97th Birthday

May 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

Despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Bermuda native Iola McMillon – who currently lives in Norfolk, Virginia – was still able to celebrate her 97th birthday recently with the help of the city’s police department.

Photos courtesy of Norfolk Police Dept

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A story on said, “Coronavirus has put a halt to many people’s plans — including celebrating birthdays in the traditional way.

“But a little outside-of-the-box thinking can show someone you care. That’s the musical stylings of the Norfolk Police Department. On Wednesday, they celebrated Iola McMillon’s 97th birthday. She’s a resident at Franklin Arms, a senior living facility in Norfolk.

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“Officers were able to be part of her special day and wish her well — all while maintaining social distancing to keep everyone safe. Police also brought an ice cream truck, because McMillon loves strawberry ice cream.

“Norfolk Police say McMillon moved to Norfolk in the mid-1940s from Bermuda, later becoming a proud U.S. citizen.”

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