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Bessemer VFW's Honor Flight fundraiser draws big crowd


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BESSEMER - The third annual fundraising dinner for the U.P. Honor Flight drew nearly 200 people to Bessemer's VFW Post 3673 on Saturday night.

"This event is so special to us because it is helping us to help our senior veterans to visit their memorials in Washington D.C.," said Post Commander Donna Frello while welcoming the crowd. "How cool is it that we all are helping to make that happen?"

Frello's husband, John Frello, who is the post quartermaster, said attendance had doubled from last year's event.

"The turnout here is overwhelming," he said, while...

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