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This Woman Being Honored By Firefighters On Her 100th Birthday Is Wonderful

Jeanette Carty has been a fixture in the town for years, so the town decided to pay it forward.

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Jeanette Carty has been a fixture in the town of Norfolk for years, officials with the city's fire and rescue wrote.

Her husband, Joe Carty, started working as a firefighter for the city in 1942 and served for 30 years before his death, the department said.

The widow's nephew David Bear and his father also serve the city, officials said.

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The department posted the photos to Facebook, and they have since been shared thousands of times.

Facebook: NorfolkVAFireRescue

Stephanie McNeal is a social news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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