State leaders to hold flag ceremony in Frankfort in honor of COVID-19 victims


3,309 flags will go in the ground at the Kentucky Capitol in memory of the COVID-19 deaths.(WDKY)

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WDKY) – Another grim milestone has been reached in the pandemic in Kentucky as more than 3,000 people have died of COVID-19. Today, a ceremony will be held in memory of those people at the state capitol.

Just after 9:00 Friday morning, workers began placing American flags in the lawn here in between the Capitol and the annex.

There are 3,309 flags going into the ground and later this afternoon. Gov. Andy Beshear and others will be part of a ceremony. On Thursday, the Governor also announced the deadliest day to date with 58 COVID-19 related deaths reported. The ceremony will involve First Lady Britainy Beshear, Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman and a local pastor.

As workers were placing the flags in the ground our Phil Pendleton overheard one say they had 3,309 flags, but by the time of the ceremony they will learn of more deaths, and more flags to put in the ground.

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