It was a memorable day for Marcy Korda, and the community, as World War II veteran Army nurse celebrated her 100th birthday. She has been a resident of Pelican Rapids since 1946. 

Members of her church, Trinity Lutheran, organized a drive by birthday “parade” past her Pelican home, pictured here. Family members ordered 100 roses, which were delivered by “Petals from the Heart” on her Feb. 22 birthday—and also gave her a handcrafted pillow, with the inscription “1921 to 2021…Marcella Koda,” from John and Gayla Huston.