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Maryland's oldest living veteran tells Gov. Hogan his secrets to a long life

Gov. Larry Hogan and Ezra Hill meet virtually before Veterans Day
Posted at 11:30 AM, Nov 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-25 11:42:16-05

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — This holiday season, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan says he's thankful for our veterans.

On Wednesday Hogan revealed some advice he received during a virtual conversation with World War II veteran, Ezra Hill.

At 109-years-old, Hill is the oldest living veteran in Maryland and second oldest in the entire United States.

So when the Governor asked what his secret was to living a long life, Hill replied with two simple phrases, “Don’t hate nobody" and “It’s cool, keep calm."

Hill is a 1931 graduate of Frederick Douglass High School. He joined the Army and landed at Normandy shortly after D-Day.

He will turn 110 in December.

Watch the meeting between Hill and the Governor below.