Thousands gather across the state to remember their loved ones on Memorial Day

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - Across the state friends and family will be gathering to remember their loved ones and to celebrate those who serve and have served our country.

One of the largest Memorial Day ceremonies will be held in Jessamine County at Camp Nelson National Cemetery. The event is organized by the Central Kentucky Veterans Committee.

Hundreds of families will be out to honor and remember the men and women who are buried there.

And on Monday afternoon, workers will break ground on the first memorial in Kentucky that will be dedicated to the fallen soldiers and airmen of the Kentucky National Guard.

The memorial, which will honor nearly 500 soldiers and airmen, will be in front of the Boone National Guard Center and will be dedicated to the 18 guard members who have been killed since September 11th, 2001.

Volunteers have been raising money for the memorial for several months and organizers expect the memorial to be finished in time for Veterans Day in November.

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