Nassau County Legislator Arnold W. Drucker (D – Plainview) took part in celebrating the 100th birthday of World War II veteran Jack Hayne at Moca Asian Bistro in Jericho on January 14. During the festivities, Drucker presented Mr. Hayne with a Nassau County Legislature Citation in recognition of this joyous milestone.
Mr. Hayne, who officially turned 100 on January 17, resides at Orchard Estates in Woodbury. A Brooklyn native and West Point graduate who served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1964, Mr. Hayne is proud to be a veteran and has devoted extensive portions of his civilian life toward veterans’ causes. Upon completing his military service, he remained active in military affairs through organizations such as the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Jewish War Veterans, Disabled Veterans of America, and many other veterans service organizations.
The multitalented Mr. Hayne, who with his beloved wife Pearl raised their children, Mitch and Nancy, is an avid photography buff and a fencer who, at age 100, continues to participate weekly in the sport.
“Jack Hayne is a patriot and the embodiment of a centenarian full of vim, vigor, and vitality,” Drucker said. “He is a true inspiration to so many people, and it is an honor to call him a friend. Thank you for your service and dedication to this nation, and may your days be filled with sunshine, your heart with joy and your world blessed with the love of your friends and family. Here’s to many more, Jack!”