Packed house at the Veterans Day program at the American Legion Post 71 in West Duluth

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Plenty of patriotic music helped people celebrate Veterans Day on Friday at the American Legion Post 71 in West Duluth.

The keynote speaker was retired Brigadier General Ron Hein, who shared some facts and even did a quiz with the room to help raise awareness about veterans and service to country.

Kelli Smith from Cloquet was there with her family. Her husband served in the Army for 20 years, and they make it a point to honor veterans on this day.

“We know the American Legion and VFW vets are getting older. We want to keep the tradition going,” she told us.

Her son, Reid, said others have served in the family as well.