Veterans Day

With the commander-in-chief busy touring the Asian continent, Vice President Mike Pence stepped in Saturday to commemorate Veterans Day at Arlington National Cemetery with a speech that ended on a remarkably personal note.

Pence — dressed in a black suit, white shirt and a striped red tie — began his remarks just before noon to a crowd of veterans and their supporters on an unseasonably cold November morning by expressing President Trump's greetings.

"Our president is halfway around the world, but I know his heart is here," Pence told the crowd.

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Several hundred people gathered on a sunny, but chilly Friday morning for the Paducah Veterans Day parade and ceremony. Nicole Erwin of WKMS News was on site to capture the events in photos. 

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Around a dozen members of veterans groups, mostly Vietnam veterans, in west Kentucky gathered on the plaza opposite of Paducah City Hall on Friday to protest the city's ban on certain flags in the Veterans Day parade and called for a boycott. They also burned a version of the Confederate flag they called a "hate flag."

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The City of Paducah canceled a meeting next week to hear an appeal involving Confederate flags in the Veterans Day Parade because it was scheduled for August 8, the same day as a local Emancipation celebration.

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Some 200 Paducah area veterans, family members and residents gathered for a Veterans Day ceremony and many more lined downtown Broadway for a parade this morning.

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As Veterans Day approaches, Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear is warning Kentuckians to be cautious of scams targeting service members. Nearly 330,000 veterans in Kentucky could be at risk.

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The cheers of school children erupted as veterans marched up Broadway during the annual Veterans Day parade in Paducah today. The rain did not dampen the onlookers’ spirits.

Hardy Gentry was awarded the Distinguished Veteran Award this year for his service not only in the military but also in the community. He has been the American Legion post commander numerous times.

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Madisonville Community College's Glema Mahr Center for the Arts showcases an evening of coffeehouse jazz with the Todd Hill Quintet ahead of a Veteran's Day performance by award-winning stage and screen actor Stephen Lang, which also includes a photo gallery of 100 veterans from local photographer and veteran Jim Pearson. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with director Bradley Downall about the upcoming performances.

Murray Native Serves Aboard the USS Washington

Nov 11, 2013

For this Veteran's Day "Sounds Good" Kate Lochte speaks with a Navy man on active duty in the South China Sea, Dakota Holland.  He's the son of Rachel Tubbs and David Holland of Murray.  The Navy Office of Community Outreach in Millington, Tennessee set up this conversation with Petty Officer Holland, now serving aboard the USS George Washington, a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier home ported in Yokosuka, Japan. The carrier and its airwing provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interest of the US and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.   Holland graduated from Calloway County High in 2011.