10 years of saying ‘Thank you’

Published 8:26 am Monday, November 13, 2017

The 10th annual Heritage Hospice Veterans Appreciation Day luncheon served hundreds of veterans and their families Friday at the National Guard Armory in Danville. Recognition of the oldest veteran who attended the event was Ancil Shepherd, who is 99 and served during World War II in the National Guard. The second oldest was Paul Chandler, who is just a three months younger than Shepherd. The youngest soldier recognized was Dustin Snow, who is 18 and has joined the Army.

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James Clark, of Junction City, who served in the U.S. Army between 1984 and 2005 and during Dessert Storm, stands as the Color Guard enters the Veterans Day annual luncheon, hosted by Heritage Hospice.

At left, Ralph Arnold, of Lancaster, who was a member of the U.S. Marine Corps shakes hands with Raymond Hall, formerly from Perryville, who served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Several hundred veterans and their families were treated to lunch at the National Guard Armory in Danville on Friday.

Robert Bishop, from Harrodsburg, takes photos during the luncheon on Friday. Bishop served in the Army and Navy during the Vietnam War.

Herbert Cox, of Harrodsburg, said he was, “A crazy truck driver,” in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

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