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Marine veteran Johnny Allery becomes emotional while speaking at the Independence Hall in the Heights on Friday, November 10. Nearly 50 people attended the event celebrating veterans. Several veterans, local government officials and Greg Gianforte spoke. 

BRONTE WITTPENN, Gazette staff

Marine veteran Johnny Allery becomes emotional recalling the hardship he experienced with his father influencing him to join the Marines during an event celebrating veterans at the Independence Hall in the Heights on Friday.

Nearly 50 people attended the event.

Independence Hall is operated by Volunteers of America and is a 20-bed men's transitional facility for veterans.

Allery spent three weeks at the facility and now works as a full-time employee working maintenance and ensuring successful transitions for the men that live there. 

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