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NKY Veterans Among Those to Be Inducted in State's Hall of Fame

The Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame announced the organization's fourth class of inductees will be inducted next month in Frankfort. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes joined the organization's directors, state officials, and the inductees for an announcement in the Capitol Rotunda today.

Five of the inductees are from Northern Kentucky.

"As an advocate for our military and veterans, I have worked with the Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame since its inception three years ago," said Grimes. "The members of the hall of fame represent the best of Kentucky. Each has demonstrated selflessness and sacrifice not only in military service, but also in service to their communities and to our Commonwealth. I am proud to help sustain the hall of fame and continue to honor these individuals' commitment to Kentucky and our country."

The Hall of Fame will induct 23 men and women veterans from across Kentucky during an induction weekend, Sept. 29-30, in Frankfort. The class represents all branches of the U.S. military and nearly a several different conflicts, including World War II. Four members will be inducted posthumously.

"We are very grateful for our veterans and what they have done. This is one way we can show our appreciation to them," said H.B. Deatherage, founder and president of the Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame. "Our organization exists to honor the sacrifice of these men and women who devote their lives to community and country."

Northern Kentucky members of the 2017 Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame inductees are:

  • Staff Sgt. Carroll Ewing, Florence
  • Cpl. Oakley Farris, Covington
  • Sgt. Donald McMillian, Walton
  • Lt. Col. Arthur Turner, Bellevue
  • Petty Officer 3rd Class Steven Weber, Alexandria

For more information and to nominate a Kentucky veteran to the Hall of Fame, visit kyveterans.org.

-Staff report

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