A local ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Gold Star Memorial at Smothers Park as part of the national commemoration of the centennial of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
The local ceremony will include a “21 Count Honor” with the ringing of a single bell by Robert Brooks, member of the local chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. There will also be remarks from Owensboro Mayor Tom Watson, music by Georgia State Fiddle Champion MacKenzie Bell, and the playing of TAPS by Jeremy Stephens.
Church bells across the community have been invited to play the “21 Count Honor” at precisely 11 a.m. Thursday.
The ceremony also includes 2 minutes of silence. The first minute is for those who have already sacrificed and the second minute for those who will sacrifice in the future, with their lives, for the American way of life.
The public is welcome and invited to attend. A luncheon reception will be held at the VFW Post 696 immediately following the ceremony.