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Local VFW post honors students in annual patriotic essay contest

Back, from left, John Beele, post commander of Wally Burns Post 8077, and VFW members with, front row, winning students for the VFW Patriot's Pen essay contest. (Nuha Abdessalam/H-F Chronicle) 

Homewood's Wally Burns Post 8077 honored eight students on Feb. 20 as the post celebrated its annual Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Patriot's Pen essay contest.

The essay contest, which has been staged for over 30 years at Aurelio's Pizza, 18162 Harwood Ave. in Homewood, included four participating schools and 32 essays this year.

"Every President's Day, we . . .

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