Camp Nelson honors veterans on Memorial Day

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JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Camp Nelson National Cemetery will host a Memorial Day Ceremony at 11:00 AM, on Monday, May 27, 2019.

The event is free and open to the public. Camp Nelson National Cemetery has 15,200 residents of the historic hallowed grounds of service men and women.

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December 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge. During the one-hour ceremony, a restored vintage World War II B-25 bomber will conduct a Military Fly Over to honor all World War II service men and women.

The Keynote Speaker will be Walter Cox, a U.S. Army Captain and 96-year-old practicing attorney. Captain Cox was on the front lines of the Battle of the Bulge – the battle Winston Churchill called “The greatest American Battle of the War.”

Everyone planning to attend is encouraged to arrive by 10:00 a.m., to avoid traffic. Once the cemetery parking is full, attendees can park at Heritage Park and take the shuttle – volunteers and golf carts will be on hand to assist.