MILESTONE 100 BIRTHDAY
MILESTONE 100 BIRTHDAY
World war two veterans still alive in the united states?
But that number is dropping.
Here in the tr?state?
One woman is being recognized as the oldes?
Living female veteran in vanderburgh county.
We first introduced irene blessing about a year ago?
To help her celebrate her 99th birthday.
Megan diventi sits down with irene again?
As she gets ready to mark a major milestone.
Amanda and ma?
Irene will be turning 10?
In world war tw?she served as an army nurs?
Serving in england.
Toda?she was visited by famil?
Friend?and congressman larry buscho?who presented her with an american fla?that has flown where only few have.
"it gives me great pleasure today to recognize irene on her great milestone."
For irene blessin?she has a century worth of stories to tel?
But one of her favorite topics to share is her love for our countr?
"our flag is the most beautiful in all the world."
Irene served as an army nurse in world war tw?serving the 228th army hospital in england.
She'll turn 10?year?
Making her the oldest living female veteran in vanderburgh county.
And just a day earl?
Surrounded by family and friend?she was surprised with a special gif?
"this is to certify that the accompanying flag flown over the united states capital at the request of the honorable larry buschon member of congress."
"alot of the time we lose the focus in our country on some of the things that really are important and honoring people like irene a ww2 veteran, on her 100th birthday is really very important thing for our country to do."
An american fla?
Where not many have flow?
Recognizing irene and her service.
"the flag to me is just about everything and it's in our hearts."
"her level of patriotism for her country it's really outstanding ans so it was an honor to present her with this flag."
And with a smile always on her face, irene blessing says her life has been truly that, a blessing.
"i'm glad that i'll be able to be here to celebrate my own 100th birthday."
Irene will officially turn one hundred tomorrow.
Her family and friends will be hosting a celebration for her.
Anyone interested in sending irene a birthday card can find information on our website at wevv.com.
Megan diventi, 44news.