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: Philadelphia Mother Pleading To Find Driver Who Struck Son In Hit-And-Run, 'Guardian Angel' Who Found Him
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: Philadelphia's Evil Genius Beer Company Giving Out Free Beers To Those Getting Vaccinated In May
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: Friday Night In New Jersey Looks Like Something Out Of 2019 As Restrictions Eased
Family members say Mr. Hill goes to the community center at least two times a week.