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Hundreds pay tribute to veterans at annual ceremony

By: Janet Kim Email
By: Janet Kim Email

All day today, people across the country are taking time to honor our nation's 23 million veterans.

One of the largest Veterans Day tributes in Kentucky happens each year at Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Jessamine County.

Hundreds of veterans and their families took part in the ceremony Thursday morning, to honor the men and women who have served, or are continuing to serve our country.

Camp Nelson is befitting for the ceremony, as it provides a final resting place for many of our nation's heroes and their dependents.

More than 12,000 people are buried at the cemetery.

Several state leaders also took part in the ceremony, which included the placing of a memorial wreath.

After the ceremony, many came to remember their loved ones. Way Thompson and his family came to visit Thompson's brother, a veteran who is buried at Camp Nelson National Cemetary.

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