|Under cloudless skies and near perfect
weather conditions, an estimated 200 area residents attended a show of support for the
troops in Iraq, hosted by the Lewis County Ministerial Association.
Members of the Lewis County High School Band, seated on the deck behind the large gazebo
section, played the National Anthem, My Old Kentucky Home and Taps.
Rev. Rob Morton read
a list of more than 100 names representing all those who have died thus far during the
war. He also read a list of those missing in action.
Rev. Howard Wilson read a list of nearly 40 names of those from Lewis County who have
been activated or deployed.
Members of VFW Post 5438 placed a wreath at the base of the flag pole in honor of those
who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
Yellow Ribbons were presented to those in attendance including large ribbons, which
could be placed on doors or trees, and small ribbons, which could be pinned to clothing.
Rev. Wilson requests family members of those who are from Lewis County and whose names
are not included below, to submit the names of those service men and women by calling
Items were also collected Sunday to ship to those in active duty. Included in a
list provided by Lewis County Ministerial Association President Kevin Cornette were phone
cards, wet wipes, lip balm, hard candy, sun block, skin lotion, and AA batteries. Items
may also be brought to the community Good Friday Service.
Dennis Brown/Lewis County Herald
An estimated 200 area residents turned out at Veterans
Memorial Park for a show of support of the troops. The Lewis County Ministerial
Association was in charge of the event.
The list of Lewis Countians read Sunday included:
Dallas Doyle, Estille Gilliam, Eric Bolander, Jason Lawson, Jamie Reynolds, Kevin
Sanders, Raymond Kreher, Brian Thomas, Donna Lewis, Adriana Dunaway, Shane Baldwin, Sheina
Kegley, James Forman, Kelly Wade Rouse, John Quillen, Cecil Webb, Joey Webb, Adam Hughes,
Richard Wilson, Chris Owens, Joseph Scott Owens, Joseph Lee Owens, Greg Polley, Michael W.
Doran Jr., Davin Bentley, Gary Heath, Rick Lowery, David Sweet, William Todd Wisecup,
Jeremy Hunter, Levi Hunter, Jeff Cox, Steven Bilyeu, Brian Spencer, Nathan Plank, Ryan
Hilger and Josh Brown.