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Hanan Awel, first place winner of the Voice of Democracy program, with President Linda Bond of the Ladies Auxiliary and Commander Gary Kelch of VFW Post 7327.

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Veterans Honor Area Residents

Local students, teacher, public safety officials, businesses recognized.

Paarth Jain, a sixth grader at Keene Mill Elementary, woke up early on Sunday to catch his 4 a.m. flight with his family from Miami to arrive at home in Springfield for a very special event he could not miss: the Springfield Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 7327 and the Ladies Auxiliary awards ceremony honoring local students, a teacher, public safety officials and businesses at JW & Friends Restaurant in Springfield on Sunday, Feb. 12.