Veterans remembered, honored for service

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- Veterans Day was established on Nov. 11, 1918, when the nation celebrated the end of World War I. Fast forward to 2019, and the observance of Veterans Day still goes on.

Locally, the Veteran of Foreign Wars post in Bowling Green held a ceremony.

“We celebrate it every year of course, but it’s always special no matter what year it is. We get together with the veterans and all the people who are still alive. It’s just a good camaraderie type of event,” said retired U.S. Marine Corps Lance Corporal Malcolm Cherry.

On the campus of Western Kentucky University, the university’s ROTC organized a ceremony. A wreath laying took place in honor and remembrance of those who served the country.  Those serving and those who have served both said they love the community support year after year.

“It’s always a great honor, and I’m always humbled by the tremendous outpouring of support not just from Western Kentucky, but also the community members and our distinguished alumni come and support our cadets and support us,” said Lt. Col. Morgan Greene.

In the end, Greene said it’s not only the support of the community that makes this day special, but the support from the nation.

“It’s kind of overwhelming, hard to put into words. We’re just immensely proud of our country, and we want to give back in some small way,” Greene said.