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Folks pay Memorial Day tributes at Pike County cemetery

PIKE COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Many take time on Memorial Day to visit cemeteries.

Through the years the holiday has become one in which folks remember their loved ones who have passed.

Folks visiting grave sites in Pike County also took time to show respect for the meaning of Memorial Day.

It is a day many take to visit the final resting place of loved ones and a day many also take to honor those who served our country.

Which is something, Rose Coleman, knows all about with several family members having served in the army...family members she is visiting at Anne E. Young cemetery.

Coleman says, "My husband is a veteran, my father, and my grandfather."

All while, the main purpose of the day is to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice...giving their life while serving in the military.

Robert Charles, with the Johns Creek DAV Chapter #166 says, "It does have a bigger meaning than a lot of people give it credit for."

Which is why the Johns Creek DAV chapter conducted a flag ceremony at the cemetery on Monday.

Charles says, "What we are doing now is for the veterans that have passed and gone...and it is a great honor."

Vietnam Veteran, David Mattingly says, "It means a great deal. It is emotional for us all vets, we try to just come out and give our thanks and we appreciate everything they've done for us."

Community members, veterans, and family members all attending the ceremony....all for the same reason.

Mattingly says, "They gave it all....and we can't forget."

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