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Many gather across Kentucky to remember fallen servicemen

Many took time on Memorial Day to honor those who have lost their lives serving in the United States military.

A large crowd gathered at Lexington Cemetery on Monday morning. They took part in the annual ceremony held at the cemetery on Memorial Day.
One of those in attendance was World World II veteran Jerry Wurmser. Wurmser flew in over sixty missions in the war and is one of only six pilots in his squadron still alive.

"I've got a list in my pocket of all the fellows that I flew with that were shot down or killed. I was just very fortunate that I was one of a couple who survived. I just wonder why I'm still here but the rest are gone," Wurmser said.

Many also came out to Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Jessamine County.

Proud military members, both active and retired, were joined by family members for Camp Nelson's annual ceremony. Some families we spoke with say Memorial Day is all about teaching the next generation.

"We always do this every year. Bring the kids, so they'll know their people and know their history about their family," said Lametta Johnson. Johnson's father is buried at Camp Nelson. He died in 2004.

Governor Steve Beshear will speak at a Memorial Day ceremony in Grant County.


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