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Memorial Day observation set for Monday, May 27 at Bardstown cemetery

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO
STAFF REPORT

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 — The Memorial Day commemoration for Bardstown is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, May 27, 2019, at the gazebo in the Bardstown Cemetery.

This year’s event will be dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the local National Guard units deployment to Vietnam and subsequent battle killing several of the members of the unit.

Bardstown Mayor Dick Heaton will welcome those present and a keynote address on grief and remembrance will be delivered by Karl Lusk, chaplain for the local emergency services in Nelson County, as well as serving in that role at Flaget Hospital. He is the pastor of the Episcopal Church in Bardstown. Doug Foster, Director of Honor Flight Bluegrass, will also be on hand to mention the Honor Flight associated with this 50th year anniversary.

The Flag Ceremony will be conducted by local Scouts in Nelson County. Retired Air Force Chief Master Sergeant Kenny Fogle will again preside as Master of Ceremonies for the annual event. American Legion Posts from Bardstown will participate.

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