Morganfield Soldier Honored at Veteran's Walk of Honor
Story by Carrie
Dillard / Advocate staff reporter
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Photo by Carrie Dillard
Flag being raised at the Blackford Memorial Bridge, Veterans
Walk of Honor by Honor Guard,
Battalion, 123rd Armor in Marion, Kentucky.
The Flag of the late S/SGT R. L. Nally of Morganfield was
raised during the Veteran's Day ceremony at The Blackford
Veteran's Memorial Bridge. Veteran's Day 2006
Crittenden County honored
the late S/SGT R. L. Nalley of Morganfield during their Veterans' Day program on
Nalley served in the Air Force during Vietnam. With permission from
the Nalley family, Director Dan Witherspoon presented the flag to be raised
during the afternoon ceremony by the 2nd Battalion, 123rd Armor in Marion,
Representative Mike Cherry and Kentucky State Senator Dorsey Ridley came to
honor all the soldiers, past and present. "There are only two people who ever
died for you," stated Cherry, "Jesus Christ and the American G.I."
In his speech, Senator
Ridley noted the new, overdue legislation in effect for active duty troops and
families. "Families pay a steep price when their loved ones serve," said Ridley.
With his support, he hopes to restore the Veterans Respect Bill, prohibiting
disruptions and making protests illegal during military funerals. He also helped
pass the Veterans Right To Know act, which acts to fully inform military
personnel of their benefits.
stated his desire that we "make Veterans' Day a daily routine in our lives," and
that our government becomes a "partnership not a partisanship" which continues
its fight for veterans' rights.
A memorial to Nalley
can be found in brickwork at the Veterans' Walk of Honor stone on the Blackford