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Monday, November 3, 2014

Kentucky's Military Veterans to be Honored at Behringer-Crawford Museum Induction Ceremony

COVINGTON, Ky. -- A patriotic community celebration featuring music, inspirational speeches and a 21-gun salute will commemorate Veterans Day at Behringer-Crawford Museum on Nov. 8 at 10:00 a.m.

BCM has formed a partnership with the Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame (KVHOF) and Gateway Community and Technical College focused on honoring the state's military veterans. KVHOF is a not-for-profit foundation founded in 2012 to recognize Kentucky veterans from all eras who have served honorably in the Armed Forces and have come home to further serve their communities in significant ways.

Inductees are elected annually through a nomination process and are honored annually at a statewide banquet and award ceremony.

The Veterans Day ceremony will coincide with the unveiling of a BCM exhibit featuring current Hall of Fame inductees from Northern Kentucky, including Ronald Allari, Alexandria; Charles Brandon Bailey, Florence; William Cappel, Burlington; H.B. Deatherage, Ft. Mitchell; Lee Frakes, Walton; Joseph Kalil, Florence; Donald Kirkpatrick, Burlington; Alvin Poweleit, Florence; William Rachford, Alexandria, and Robert Williams, Independence.

The display is the first of a series of panels and kiosks developed by BCM and Gateway to be installed in museums and colleges around the state.

The ceremony is free and will take place from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. It is open to the public.

H.B. Deatherage, chairman of the KVHOF board, will welcome guests. Speakers will include Gary Griesser, KVHOF executive board member, and Gateway President Dr. G. Edward Hughes. The program will include a flag-raising and 21-gun salute by the Florence Police Department, bagpipe and the playing of "Taps."

All veterans and their families as well as community members are invited to attend.

The museum is located at 1600 Montague Road-Devou Park, Covington, Kentucky.

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Source: Press Release

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