Madison Doyle, story and photos:
The annual Edmonson County Memorial Day ceremony was held today on the Edmonson County Courthouse lawn.
Pleasant weather helped to attract a large crowd out to the courtyard today as several guest speakers were featured at the annual ceremony, including State Representative Michael Meredith, Judge J.B. Hines, and County Judge Executive Wil Cannon.
The South Edmonson Bulldog Choir performed at today's event, under the direction of SEES Music and Art Teacher Jessica Doyle. The choir enjoyed a standing ovation at the conclusion of their version of "American Tears."
A new World War I memorial was dedicated today along with the entire courtyard by Judge Cannon. This year's featured dedicated veteran was local native Pvt. Hobart Ray, who was killed in action during WWI.
In a solemn moment, each name of those from Edmonson County that have died during their service was read as the memorial bell was tolled.
As always, the local DAV and VFW Honor Guard played vital roles in today's ceremony and local scout troops presented the colors.
A slideshow of the ceremony is featured below.