Hundreds gather at Camp Nelson National Cemetery, honor service members

JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – On Memorial Day, hundreds of people gathered at Camp Nelson for a ceremony remembering those who lost their lives fighting for freedom.

It’s the land of the free, because of the brave.

A truth, that brings hundreds of people to Camp Nelson every Memorial Day.

“We honor those who pay the ultimate price for me, for you, for the country. They so dearly loved.”

For Leslie Bruner and her family, the ceremony at Camp Nelson is special, because like so many others she has a loved one buried there.

James Francis Omohundro is his name.

He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War era.

“We lost our, my dad in 2016 and he was always a great patriot and he instilled that in his children and grand children and great grandchildren.”

An in-law of Bruner’s, Calvin Fisk, an Army Veteran, who served as First Lieutenant in the Vietnam War, says services like this are important.

“The culture of the United States has changed so dramatically and people need to remember that the freedoms they have were provided by people who sacrificed everything for their freedom and that’s forgotten so much.”

For Michelle Fisk, having her grandfather buried at Camp Nelson is comforting.

She says it’s wonderful knowing she can always visit, not only on holiday’s like Memorial Day.

“I drive by here and I look up at this flag and I know that my grandfather is right under it, it’s very special to me.”


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