Soldiers remembered during ceremony in Midway
MIDWAY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Kentucky town that has given its share to defending the nation pays tribute to the soldiers lost.
With its Veteran’s Memorial as a fitting backdrop to the ceremony Monday morning, dozens of Midway residents remembered friends and relatives who fought and died in the nation’s wars.
The ceremony offers residents a chance to remember those specials ones by name. The ceremony included words from a city official who served in Afghanistan and saw 59 soldiers lost during his time there. Those deaths are a reminder of why men and women answer the call to serve; not for a person or a political party but for a greater cause.
“So many people gave their life for this country that it’s on us, those who survived, those who live on to do our part to make sure the country we love stays the country we love…to continue to stay involved and to make sure the sacrifices that were made weren’t made in vein. You know, any American, one person can do so much good if they dedicate themselves to it,” said Logan Nance, a city council member and Afghanistan War veteran to brought the keynote message.
Midway also lines its streets with banners bearing names and pictures of soldiers from the community who made the ultimate sacrifice.