Dozens of people came out to honor a local military hero at Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Nicholasville this afternoon. But this type of hero's salute was a first for the cemetery, that's because this hero was one of a kind.
Navy vet Alison Schaffer used to serve her country as a man by the name of Thomas.
She points to her old military ID and says, "Of course as you can see I wasn't very happy back then. That totally is not me."
Individuals whose siblings have died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces may now apply for a Gold Star Sibling license plate thanks, in part, to legislation passed in the 2015 Regular Session of the General Assembly.
About 100 people in Lexington gathered Monday for national Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, to honor those who were killed at Pearl Harbor 74 years ago, as well as pay tribute to World War II military veterans.