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Darren Doyle, story and photos:
Edmonson County fallen soldiers were honored today at the annual county Memorial Day Ceremony, hosted at the Wiley Willis Memorial in the courtyard of the courthouse square.
Several guest speakers were asked to give remarks, which included Senator Steve Meredith, Representative Michael Meredith, Edmonson County Judge Executive Wil Cannon, and Edmonson County Sheriff Shane Doyle.
The program was hosted by Jack Hasty, DAV Commander. Bro. Jerry Patton gave the invocation and recent ECHS graduate Jade Taylor performed "The Star Spangled Banner."
Scouts of America Pack 597 and Troop 114 presented the colors, placed the honorary wreath and called for the Pledge of Allegiance.
DAVA Adjutant Penny Saltsman recognized all veterans present, as well as Eagle Scouts Dalton Curtis and Derick Jaggers for their continued participation in the annual program since 2012.
This year's special guests were husband and wife Air Force Veterans Rex and Anna Voorhies, who each discussed some of their experiences in service.
DAV Auxiliary Commander Maurita Miller recognized Staff Sgt. John Joseph Kime, Jr., a Sunfish native who was killed in action on February 8, 1945 in Luxemburg.
Edmonson County's prisoners of war and those missing in action were recognized by DAVA Sr. Vice Commander Judy Russell.
Each name was read from the Edmonson County fallen soldiers monument by Mike Stoyonovich and Ronnie Stewart as Jack Hasty tolled the bell in honor of each name.
Ms. Taylor performed "Amazing Grace" and then the flag was retired as VFW 6937 Honor Guard completed a 21-gun salute. DAV member Benny Durbin played "Taps," as the program ended.