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Veterans at Bethesda Grand receive Christmas presents

Erica Dischino / Tribune John Eggen, left, and James Braun of Forty & Eight, an honor society of the American Legion, push presents for veterans in a cart down the hall at Bethesda Grand in Willmar. 1 / 7
Erica Dischino / Tribune Jim Buisman, a member of Forty & Eight of the American Legion, shakes veteran Eldon Hauser’s hand Tuesday at Bethesda Grand senior living after Buisman gave him a Christmas present.2 / 7
Erica Dischino / Tribune Jim Buisman, a member of Forty & Eight of the American Legion, gives veteran Curtis Wood a Christmas present Tuesday at his home in Bethesda Grand in Willmar. 3 / 7
Erica Dischino / Tribune Glenn Stranberg receives a present from members of the Forty & Eight of the American Legion Tuesday at Bethesda Grand in Willmar.4 / 7
Erica Dischino / Tribune Robert Ripley, from left, is greeted by James Braun and John Eggen of Forty & Eight of the American Legion, and his daughter Pam DeKraai Tuesday at Bethesda Grand senior living in Willmar. Members of the Forty & Eight gave veterans at Bethesda Christmas presents for the holiday season. 5 / 7
Erica Dischino / Tribune James Braun, from left, and John Eggen of Forty & Eight hand a fellow veteran a Christmas present Tuesday at Bethesda Grand in Willmar.6 / 7
Erica Dischino / Tribune Jim Buisman, a member of Forty & Eight of the American Legion, holds a present outside of a veteran’s residence at Bethesda Grand senior living Tuesday in Willmar. Buisman and several other veterans a part of Forty & Eight visited the assisted living housing to give Christmas presents to fellow veterans. 7 / 7

WILLMAR — Members of the Forty & Eight presented Christmas gifts to veterans Tuesday at Bethesda Grand senior living in Willmar.

Forty & Eight is an honor society of the American Legion.

Erica Dischino

Erica Dischino is the photographer for the West Central Tribune. Hailing from northern New Jersey, she graduated from Ithaca College in central New York with a bachelors in Journalism and Photography. Follow her on Instagram.

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