SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — A retirement party was held for W.D. Milton to celebrate 52 years at the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) Local 1414.

Milton started working at the ports when he was 25-years-old. Milton said his favorite part of the job was working on the containers.

He also expressed gratitude to everyone who attended the party and show appreciation for his work over the past several decades.

“It’s really a blessing to see people come out,” Milton said. “Really to see how everything’s going, it’s really a blessing.”

Check out photos from the event in the gallery below!