Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky 2021-09-26 19:32:28 –
Frankfort, Kentucky (LEX 18) — At a modest ceremony on Sunday, Governor Andy Beshear paid tribute to the families and loved ones of military personnel killed in battle.
“Our Gold Star family deserves everyone’s love and attention,” Bescher said. “And today, on behalf of this Federation, I hope you can feel a little bit of our love.”
The last Sunday in September is recognized as Gold Star Mother and Family Day. The ceremony at Frankfort took place on the grounds of the Capitol, and last year a monument dedicated to the Goldstar family was announced.
Hershel “Woody” Williams, who was awarded the only Medal of Honor in World War II, said in a statement, “There is one of these monuments in every parliament building in every state of this union. It should be. “
The Goldstar family agreed with the statement.
“That’s not really about us,” said Lynn Romance, the mother of Sergeant Darin K. Potter, who was murdered. “But it’s about remembering the people who gave it all.”
Like the Romans, Thira Anderon talked about her own loss. Her father, Captain Timothy Anderson, died 10 years ago.
“He liked sports,” she said in a post-ceremony interview. “He was diligent. He was a really amazing dad, and he really misses me every day.”
Anderson said a ceremony like Sunday hopes to remind people of the protracted pain that families have lived with for years after military personnel died in combat.