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Former Bethlehem Steel workers honored

Published On: Jun 17 2013 08:35:40 AM EDT

Names added to Bethlehem Steel wall


A special Father's Day event paid tribute to former Bethlehem Steel workers.

More than 250 guests were on hand to see 72 names added to the Steel Tribute Wall at the ArtsQuest Center.

Created in 2011, the wall has so far recognized more than 330 people who worked at the Bethlehem Steel plant over the years.

The family of one former Steel employee was able to keep the honor a secret until Sunday.

"This was a complete surprise to me," said Al Gabriel, former steel worker. " I had never even thought they would do something like this."

The event also included a free showing of a Bethlehem Steel documentary in the Musikfest Cafe.