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Mel Rubenstein (center left) and Fred Talbot (center right) remove the cover to reveal the plaque that bears Talbot’s poem, “Our Sworn Duty,” at the VA Hospital on Nov. 8. They are surrounded by DeWitt Rotarians, including Congressman Dan Maffei.

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DeWitt veteran’s poem memorialized inside Syracuse VA Hospital

On Nov. 8, a ceremony was held at the Syracuse Veterans Administration Hospital to honor and recognize DeWitt veteran Fred Talbot for a poem he wrote, titled “Our Sworn Duty.” The poem was memorialized on a plaque, which was hung on the wall in the main lobby on the building’s first floor, and will remain there permanently.


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