Honor those who served

Published 12:00 am Sunday, December 18, 2016

We, as Americans, are afforded many rights like freedom of speech and religion granted to us by the Constitution of the United States.
However, we must always remember that our ability to practice those rights is defended by those in our military forces, both retired and active, who are willing to pay the ultimate sacrifice to protect those freedoms from those who wish to do our great country harm.
We should always honor those brave men and women who look those dangers in the eye. For many, that ultimate sacrifice was paid, and to remember and honor them is the goal of the Wreaths Across America events held each December.
This year marked the fifth year of the event, held in Ironton, where organizers and volunteers laid wreaths on the graves of the Soldiers Plot at Woodland Cemetery.
While these events are held around the country, having one here at home is something that should be commended and shows the level of honor and respect Lawrence Countians have for those who held our freedoms so close.
Without the efforts of those who work tirelessly each year, we might not have the ability to enjoy these freedoms we hold so dear.

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