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LI community honors Army vet on her 100th birthday

Posted at 8:56 PM, May 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-19 21:08:21-04

BETHPAGE, NY — Community members celebrated a World War II veteran's 100th birthday Tuesday with a parade in front of her home.

Irene Haber served as a US Army nurse and then worked as a nurse at Plainview Hospital when it first opened. The hospital organized the parade of staff members, veterans, police officers and firefighters.

"They should have a parade like this for everybody for every birthday really," Haber's son said.

Haber was also given a plaque and flowers at her Bethpage home.

"I have a lot of people that love me and that's nice," Haber said.