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Patriots Peace Memorial ceremony at noon on Memorial Day

Wednesday May 24, 2006

Ceremony to include dedication of illuminated flagpole

On a day set aside annually to honor America’s war dead, veterans will come together with their families and friends at the Patriots Peace Memorial on Upper River Road near Indian Hills Trail.  They will gather at noon on May 29, 2006, to remember members of our armed forces who have given their lives in the line of duty under conditions other than those of declared hostile action.

The ceremony will include the dedication of an illuminated 25-foot bronze flagpole at the site. This special memorial will now fly an American flag, day and night, in silent tribute.  The flagpole was erected through the generosity of individual donors who have embraced the Patriots Peace Memorial since its inception in 2000, with no public funds or corporate sponsors involved.

Major Fred Erhman, Chaplain for the Kentucky Air National Guard, will be the keynote speaker, with the Marine Corps League, Kentuckiana Detachment, providing traditional color guard, bugler and ceremonial traditional rifle salute.  The Memorial Day ceremony and flagpole dedication will take place regardless of weather conditions.