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Veterans and families enjoy dinner at VFW


November 16, 2021

Charity Smith/Daily Globe

RETIRED U.S. ARMY Col. John Baynes gives the keynote speech to a packed house at the annual Veterans Day dinner at the VFW Post 3673 in Bessemer.


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BESSEMER - The parking lot was packed and there wasn't an empty seat as nearly 200 people gathered Thursday evening at the Bessemer VFW Post 3673 for a dinner to celebrate and honor those who have served their country.

Post quartermaster John Frello acted as master of ceremonies. An invocation was given by Rev. Matthew Gunia of Trinity Lutheran Church in Ironwood.

Tom DeCarlo presented the colors and the pledge of allegiance was recited, before a long line formed for a buffet dinner, complimentary for all veterans.

Col. John Baynes, a Vietnam vet...

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