WILMORE, Ky. (WDKY) – The Wilmore community remembered the veterans Monday night who lost their lives to COVID-19.
There was a Final Roll Call and Remembrance of the 34 veterans who died from the virus. The Thomson-Hood Veterans Center had an outbreak back in October and November and this was the community’s way of paying its respects.
The program was brief and socially distanced, with everyone wearing masks and staying outside.
When a veteran’s name was called, a rose was be laid at the base of the flagpole outside of Wilmore City Hall. A veterans group will placed 34 small flags, one for each veteran, around the flagpole.
Families told WDKY one of the hardest parts of losing their loved ones to COVID was they weren’t able to actually be with them in person to say their goodbyes.
The outbreak at the veterans center has been contained and cases have been declining.