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By Mike Terry, Deseret News
Burns Watts, right, and his wife, Louise, share a laugh after a dinner at the Karl Smith Military Museum in Tooele. Watts and other veterans of World War II were honored at the invitation-only event on Friday for the veterans and their families.

Allan Jackson takes a breather at an invitation-only Fourth of July event for veterans and their families at Karl Smith's private military museum in Tooele. Jackson and other Utah veterans were honored with a catered barbecue dinner and a fireworks performance.