Veterans honored at Ludlow Elks Lodge

LUDLOW, Mass. (WWLP) – The men and woman who put their lives on the line for our freedom were honored Saturday night.

Dozens of former military men and women were honored at the Ludlow Elks Lodge on Chapin Street. The nights dinner and appreciation event was free for veterans, many of whom brought along family members to share in their night of celebration.

Saturday night honored these living heroes, and remembered those who died.

“I’ve always been a proud Veteran. I served two years in Vietnam and came back pretty much in one piece.” said Vincent Ferrero of Ludlow.

Rene Talbot, a Korean War veteran and Ludlow resident, told 22News “Being a member of this VFW has been a wonderful Godsend for me. They are helping me financially in many ways because I’m living strictly on social security.”

Saturday’s Veterans Appreciation night was attended by more than 200 people, they also held a remembrance for POW’s, and those still missing in action.

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