McCreary County heroes honored during Memorial Day ceremonies
During Memorial Day ceremonies hosted by posts of the local VFW and American Legion, McCreary Countians paid tribute to the many American veterans who have lost their lives through military service to their country. Recognizing those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of freedom and the sacrifices of their families and loved ones, a reoccurring theme of “no greater love than this” from John 15:13 emerged throughout the day. The local ceremonies also spotlighted the bravery of McCreary native and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Wilburn Ross, recently deceased, and World War II Purple Heart recipient, James Baker. The Ross family received the U.S. flag retired during a Courthouse ceremony as Baker, later in the day during a ceremony at the American Legion, spoke eloquently of his experiences during WW II.