During these troubled times we all need a hero. We need someone to look up to, to be our mentor, our protector, and most of all, show us the path of our forebears. We have those men and women. They have served and continue to serve. They are our Veterans and honor us by their willingness to give all so that we can have all.

In eastern Kentucky, the spirit of patriotism is strong. The love of God and Country is powerful. We are proud of those people who have served and are currently serving. We are grateful for all that they do without thought of reward for themselves. That is the mark of a true hero. They are unsung and humble.