Veterans Remembering Veterans

By: Sarah Goebel Email
By: Sarah Goebel Email

Like many Americans throughout the United States, Bowling Green, Ky., residents are remembering our country's veterans.

American Legion Post 23 in Warren County held a Memorial Day ceremony. Many veteran's and their family's gathered to honor the military men and women who have lost their lives, those who have served and those who are currently fighting for our freedom.

"Memorial Day is the fiber of America," said retired Brigadier General Julius Berthold.

Berthold served more than 40 years in the Army National Guard. He said serving in the military runs in his blood. He's had several family members serve in different branches of the military.

"At one time there was six of us in uniform," Berthold said.

Berthold spent a year in Vietnam and said fighting for freedom all started with his dad.

"My Dad was a German immigrant and when he came to this country, he loved this country," Berthold said.

Berthold appreciates the freedom his dad fought for and said it's important for all of us to celebrate what our military has given us.

"Remember that those soldiers and what their doing for us is for them and for our children and for our children's children."

Berthold knows all too well the sacrifices our soldiers have made.

"We've had 15 of our own military give their life. Lieutenant Henderson from here in Bowling Green lost his life and we have to remember that."

Berthold also said he's humbled by the men and women who died for our freedom.

"When these soldiers are called off to war we feel like we should be going with them."

Though he has already served his time Berthold said he and other veterans always await their safe return.

After the ceremony Monday, ROTC Cadets from Warren Central High School placed flags on the soldier's graves at Veterans Cemetery.

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