So we never forget

Published 8:29 am Friday, December 6, 2019

In 2016, the U.S. marked the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, which led to the U.S. entry into World War II.

At the time, Delores Sarpas, of Olive Hill, Kentucky, was inquiring to find out if there was a local observance and was surprised to learn this was not the case.

So Sarpas, a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, put together an event at the Northeast Kentucky Veterans Cemetery near Grayson, featuring speakers, a missing man ceremony and participation from local veterans and school ROTC programs.

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She said it was her mission to ensure that Pearl Harbor was never forgotten.

The service moved those in attendance and was so well received, she has put it on each year since.

Sarpas says this year will be her last, before she turns is over to others, who will carry on her work.

It is quite the legacy she has created and we glad to see her efforts to honor those who fought in World War II and all who served will continue.

We salute Sarpas for all of her hard work and encourage everyone to attend this Saturday’s event, which is set for 1 p.m.