US Honors Veterans Over Memorial Day Weekend

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 5/26 10:41 am
The U.S. Marine Corps' chaplain has reminded a New York City congregation of the sacrifice made by fallen soldiers around the world.

Rear Admiral Margaret Kibben addressed parishioners Sunday at the Marble Collegiate Church in Manhattan. She said veterans have "allowed us to be here."

Active duty service members in town for Fleet Week were among the roughly 200 in attendance.

Kibben's sermon came as President Barack Obama traveled to Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan in a surprise trip to speak to troops and visit those being treated at an army hospital. Obama also proclaimed this Memorial Day "a day of prayer for permanent peace," and designated 11:00 a.m. local time Monday as a time to unite in prayer.

He also ordered government agencies in the United States to fly their flags at half-staff Monday in observance of Memorial Day.

Share
Most Popular
KSP Makes Large Drug Bust In Laurel County
The Kentucky State Police issued arrest warrants for eighteen people for illegal drug activity.
Fayette County Principal: Reportedly Suspended For Drinking During School Trip
Henry Clay High School's Principal was recently suspended without pay because he reportedly drank a beer during a school trip. Video Video
U of L cheerleader found dead in apartment
A University of Louisville cheerleader has been found dead in an apartment near campus.
Deputies: Man Badly Beaten, Buried Alive In Rockcastle County
The Rockcastle County Sheriff's Office said a man brutally beat a coworker, then buried him alive.
2014 36 Blitz: Rockcastle Co. Rockets
The boys in Mount Vernon will look to replace quarterback Corey McPhetridge this season. Video Video
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.

WTVQ.com supports children's privacy rights. All persons under the age of 13 MUST have parental permission to use this website and direct parental supervision is strongly recommended.