GREENUP, Ky. — Favorable weather on Nov. 6, 2016, made it the perfect time at the Greenup County War Memorial to honor all veterans who have served in the United States Military.
Many gathered at the Greenup County War Memorial, located on U.S. 23 in Greenup for the annual service to honor United States Military Veterans, both past and present. Jim Timberlake, president of the Greenup County War Memorial committee, and a veteran of the Korean War, said they had a great turn out.
“When it is nice weather as we had on Sunday, many people came out to our service for veterans. Our speaker for this service was our Judge Executive Bobby Carpenter, who is also a member of our War Memorial committee, and he did a nice job in talking about the importance of remembering our vets,” Timberlake said. “
Timberlake said veterans are deserving of honor for their tremendous sacrifices.
“We honored all veterans that were there, from World War II, Korean War, Vietnam, Afghanistan, and the ones that are still in service,” Timberlake said. “We try to recognize all veterans of the wars of our past and future, which we hope we don’t have, and the comrades that are on the wall who have sacrificed so we could have this freedom.”
Carpenter’s message is always center around those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
“When we host our programs at the War Memorial here in Greenup County, what I always try to do is remember the veterans who have passed on, and gave their all,” Carpenter said. “That is what I always I want I always try to convey in my message. We have to always remember them that have made the ultimate sacrifice, and to keep honoring the ones who are serving now. They are all heroes.”
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