beshear6 300KENTUCKY (11/9/12) – The following is a statement by Governor Steve Beshear regarding Veteran's Day.

“Veterans Day 2012 finds us grateful that our service members are home from Iraq and hopeful those still in Afghanistan will return home safely by the end of 2014. As Governor, a military veteran and a citizen of this great nation, I am awed by the courage, dedication and sacrifice of these soldiers – just as every Kentuckian should be.

With unflinching resolve, these soldiers are continuing a tradition of loyalty and bravery that has become a badge of honor for Kentuckians throughout our nation’s history. Kentucky is home to more than 331,000 living veterans and each of them deserves our gratitude and our respect. They are our neighbors, co-workers, friends and family.

This Veterans Day, and every day, Jane and I urge you to honor such service. Join us in thanking a veteran for his or her service and participate in community celebrations. You can find Veterans Day events throughout the Commonwealth listed at www.veterans.ky.gov.  In addition, learn about the “Thank a Veteran at Work” initiative at www.veterans.com.

If you want to make a monetary contribution, you can contribute to the Kentucky Veterans Program Trust Fund at your local county clerk’s office or at www.veterans.ky.gov. And finally, visit http://www.redcross.org/holidaymail to learn how you can send Christmas cards to soldiers overseas.

These service members truly deserve our gratitude so please, remember our men and women overseas – including members of the Kentucky National Guard and Army Reserve units – and their families here at home.”       

SurfKY News
Information provided by Governor Steve Beshear

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Ministry Reaches People from Region to Honduras

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (9/2/15) — Tim Thomas speaks with Tod and Michele Hill about their latest mission trip to Honduras… Read More

High School Student Awarded the National Legion of Valor Bronze Cross

HENDERSON, Ky. (9/1/15) — Henderson County High School student and JROTC Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Trevor Owens, has… Read More
1 DOW 16,278.19
+219.84 (1.37%)    
2 S&P 1,935.48
+21.63 (1.13%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,703.60
+67.50 (1.46%)    

Most Read This Week

August 31, 2015 6402

Man Convicted of Hopkins Countian's Death Granted…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 27, 2015 4904

All is Well after MNHHS Lockdown

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 30, 2015 3824

UPDATED: 'He Fought the Law ... but, the Law Won'

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 27, 2015 2762

Kentucky Career Center Blood Drive Aug. 31

by SurfKY News
August 30, 2015 2349

Happenings, Meetings Listed for Following Week

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

August 06, 2015 18574

Muhlenberg Woman Reportedly Suffers Violent…

by SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 11844

Teen Reports Slasher Attempted to Attack Him on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

September 01, 2015 1520

Small Business Tax Credit Workshop

by SurfKY News
September 01, 2015 1309

Traffic Stop Leads to Meth Charge for Driver

by SurfKY News
September 01, 2015 1249

Central City Gospelfest Planned for September 2

by SurfKY News
September 01, 2015 1030

Hopkins District Court Fines Handed Down

by SurfKY News
September 01, 2015 1022

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
September 01, 2015 980

Governor Lauds Launch of Kentucky's New I-Way

by SurfKY News
September 01, 2015 746

Annual 'Swingin' for Sadie' Tourneys Set for…

by SurfKY News
September 01, 2015 729

Child Injured in Wreck, Father Charged with DUI

by SurfKY News
September 01, 2015 601

Pet of the Day - Morty

by SurfKY News
September 01, 2015 544

Color Run Raises Funds for Cancer Research

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News