BURLINGTON COUNTY, N.J. (CBS) — There was a very special drive-by birthday party to celebrate a World War II veteran in Burlington County on Sunday afternoon. Eddie Hill celebrated his 100th birthday in Edgewater Park.
The retired engineer served both in the air force and the army.READ MORE: Supply Chain Issues: 'There Really Are Problems Everywhere,' Even For Small Companies
Mr. Hill’s nieces organized the party.
They say it was tough keeping it a secret because he is very involved in the community.READ MORE: 13-Year-Old Leienna Cuevas Found, Reunited With Her Family, Philadelphia Police Say
Mr. Hill told Eyewitness News his secret to longevity.
“I walk a lot, get a lot of exercise. It’s wonderful to see the community come out and celebrate,” Hill said.MORE NEWS: Wife Accused Of Dismembering Husband's Body, Collecting Social Security Benefits For Years After He Died In Their Pennsylvania Home
Family members say Mr. Hill goes to the community center at least two times a week.