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May 26, 2018

Local vets expected to host annual ceremony at Yatesville Marina 

Honoring the service of veterans across Kentucky on Memorial Day weekend, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes on Saturday morning met and welcomed World War II, Vietnam, and Korean veterans departing on a visit to the nation's capital.

Secretary Allison Grimes pictured with former state Rep. Adrian Arnold of Mt. Sterling who traveled on Saturday's Honor Flight. Secretary Allison Grimes pictured with former state Rep. Adrian Arnold of Mt. Sterling who traveled on Saturday's Honor Flight.


"On this Memorial Day weekend, we join you in honoring the memory and sacrifice of those who stood by you in harm's way. We also honor your courageous service," said Grimes. "You carried our flag through the Earth's most dangerous battlefields and advanced the cause of freedom across the globe. Our Commonwealth, our nation is forever indebted to you. Seeing our nation's history commemorated in Washington, DC is truly powerful, and I am grateful that you will see it today."

The approximately 70 veterans Grimes honored Saturday are participants in an Honor Flight Kentucky mission to Washington, D.C., to spend the day and tour veteran monuments and memorials. Honor Flight Kentucky is a nonprofit that organizes charter flights to the Washington. Veterans may participate at no cost.

Grimes is a tireless advocate for veterans. As Secretary of State, she implemented Kentucky's Military Heroes Voting Initiative that makes it easier for military and overseas voters to cast ballots.

In the 2018 legislative session, Grimes successfully sought a new law that will help veteran entrepreneurs start new businesses and grow Kentucky's economy.

"We owe our veterans more than our respect and gratitude. We owe them support and access to every opportunity available to succeed in the country they have risked their lives defending," Grimes said.

 

 

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0 #1 ?? 2018-05-26 21:52
Where did they leave from??
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