Henderson remembers those who served

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HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT) Hundreds were in Henderson this morning to honor those who died serving our country in conflicts as far back as World War I.

For nearly an hour and a half this morning people paused and remembered.

“We come here to honor our soldiers,” said Judy Davis who came here from Evansville to honor her brother, Donald Miller, who died during the Vietnam War. Davis says she comes here every year to remember.

“It means everything to us to honor all the loved ones from Henderson County who’ve been to war. It’s an honor to be here,” she says. She was joined by other veterans, including some who served in World War II, and hundreds more, surrounded by the giant display of crosses. Some sat next to those crosses, others sat among them.

Vernon Seiler, a Navy veteran who served in World War II, drove from Chicago with his wife, Dorothy, to remember those he served and grew up with.

“It just gives you the chills to look at all this and then you see names that you know,” Dorothy said.
The Seilers say services like this get better each year, and is always worth the more than eight hours of driving they do to remember and honor.

“It means to honor all their lives so that we can live peacefully,” says Vernon.

The Memorial Day Cross Display will be up through the end of this week.

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(This story was originally published on May 27, 2019)

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