Veterans Day parade, ceremony honors all who have served

A Veterans Day Ceremony was held Monday at 11:00 am at the Jerry G. English Veterans Honor Plaza at Mike Miller Park.

Marshall County honored Veterans Monday with a parade that ran through Draffenville to Mike Miller Park followed by a Veterans Day Ceremony at the Jerry G. English Veterans Honor Plaza held each year on the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.”

Garry Smethers, Senior Vice-Commander, VFW, Department of Kentucky, was Master of Ceremonies. American Legion Post 236 performed the Posting of the Colors. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, Misty Lane sang the National Anthem and Monti Collins and Kevin Spraggs, Marshall County Commissioners and Board of Realtors,  placed the wreath.

Heather French Henry, who served as Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs under both Governor Beshear and Governor Bevin, was guest speaker.

Marshall County Attorney, Jason Darnall, closed the ceremony with a prayer and Post 236 performed a 21-Gun Salute, Taps and retired the colors.

Click on the photos below and scroll through the gallery from the parade and ceremony.