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American Legion ceremony officially opens Festival Ironwood

By BRYAN HELLIOS

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IRONWOOD - People stood with hands over hearts as Festival Ironwood officially began Thursday afternoon in Depot Park.

Bob Cannon, chaplain for Ironwood's American Legion Post 5 opened the ceremony with a blessing and a prayer after Veronica Bolton sang the National Anthem.

"Eternal Father we pray to you to bless the Ironwood festival of 2019 and give us fair weather, give us patience and understanding, for all our patrons, young and old. Give us your wisdom in all of our decisions. Give a special blessing to our chairmen, Keith Johnson and Wil...