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Veterans Honored at Dessert Social


November 14, 2019

Rick Boston

Pennsylvania State Sen. Judy Ward holds a photo of her father, Patrick Farrell, a veteran of World War II and a prisoner of war. Ward hosted a dessert social to honor America's military men and women on Thursday evening, Nov. 7, at the American Legion Post 516 in Hollidaysburg.

The human heart can be a big place, with plenty of room for the many things a person holds dear to them to reside.

For Pennsylvania State Sen. Judy Ward, veterans of all branches of the United State's armed forces occupy a place in her heart that swells with pride whenever she talks about her love and respect for those she not only considers heroes, but also family.

On Thursday evening, Nov. 7, Ward, for the fifth year in a row, hosted a dessert social for veterans at the American Legion Post 516 in Hollidaysburg.

Ward said organizing the annual social takes a bit of work, but it is rewardi...

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