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Fortis-Erie Honors Armed Forces with Art, Fashion Show

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Saturday marks armed forces day and national military appreciation month. The Fortis Institute of Erie found a unique way to celebrate, with a fashion show and art open house.

 It's their second annual celebration, but first year for the fashion show.

The day recognized members of the Fortis community who are military veterans.

After getting out of the service, Fortis can help veterans make the transition into a solid career back at home.

"We really want to be here to help them reinvent themselves, because as they come back, especially from the middle east, they'll be looking for opportunities and we'd like to be here for them," said Peter Correa, Fortis Institute Erie's president and veteran.

"I'm in the barber department and my goal is to get my barber's license. It's something that's been in my heart for a long time and I'm just very excited to be here," said Dupre Thigpen, a student in Fortis' barber department and veteran.

Local boutique "Pointe Foure" provided some of the outfits in the day's fashion show.

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