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Bessemer celebrates 13th annual Tree of Honor

 

July 1, 2022

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe

AS A CROWD watches from the left, members of Marty's Goldenaires play at Wednesday evening's Tree of Honor ceremony in Bessemer. Standing to the right is emcee George Boline. In between the musicians and Boline is the 2022 Tree of Honor sign, draped in a patriotic cloth. It was unveiled during the ceremony held in the downtown Pocket Park.

By P.J. GLISSON

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BESSEMER - The 13th annual Tree of Honor ceremony had a rousing start on Wednesday evening as members of Marty's Goldenaires marched up Sophie Street and lined up in the Bessemer Pocket Park.

The band played several patriotic tunes, and Myron Re played "Taps" as American flags large and small loomed all around.

As World War II veteran Thomas J. DeCarlo danced to the music, Marty's Director Dan Pitrone prompted the crowd to "give him a hoop and holler."

Emcee George Boline noted that it was "a great honor" to have the opportunity to recognize area vet...



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