Word spread fast in Russellville, Ky., about the loss of Private First Class Josh Moore. The community is now coming together to remember the fallen soldier and to support his family.
The square in Russellville is dedicated to the men and women who have served our country.
Now the Memorial Day decorations and flags at half staff also honor a young soldier who lost his life in Iraq recently.
"You look at it as a person in the community, that as far as I'm concerned he's a hero - serving his country, doing what he thought was right," resident, Robert Page said.
While some didn't know 20-year-old Moore personally, now everyone has been touched by his sacrifice.
"You never think about it being in your community until it happens," resident, Curtis Watkins said.
"You think that everyone just goes off and fights the battle and they come back home and everyone celebrates, but it's not like that," another resident, Rob Watkins said.
Residents are now coming together to remember their fallen soldier.
"My flag will fly at half staff until they bury him," Page said.
No matter how they honor Moore, he's a hero in Logan County.
The Logan County Judge-Executive has issued an executive order that flags in the county be flown at half staff in honor of Moore.