Hundreds attend Memorial Day ceremony at Camp Nelson

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NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (WKYT) - One of the largest Memorial Day ceremonies in Kentucky took place at Camp Nelson National Cemetery on Monday.

Every year, flags line each grave at Camp Nelson. The tradition began in 1868 near the graves of those who served during the Civil War.

With well over one million men and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country, the question was raised: why would anyone answer that call?

Faith, family, freedom, and love of country were just some of the reasons mentioned today.

During the ceremony, men and women from the United States Navy, Army, Marine Corp, Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, and Air Force were thanked for their service and many others were remembered.

Hundreds attended the ceremony to pay their respects. Families remembering their loved ones say the turnout and support is truly humbling.

"Oh, I think it's a blessing. I think it's an honor. I just think it's amazing.
We're really fortunate to have such an amazing place. We love this cemetery. We're here every Memorial Day, every Veteran's Day. We are very thankful for everyone that's served and for the amazing place that we have here in Kentucky," Stephanie Brandt said.

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