Cov­ing­ton hon­ors vet­er­ans

The Covington News - - LOCAL -

Cov­ing­ton al­ready had a me­mo­rial to its vet­er­ans with the mon­u­ment on the Square, but Tues­day it added an­other way to honor those who served while driv­ing around town. Cov­ing­ton Mayor Ron­nie John­ston and mem­bers of the city coun­cil un­veiled a sign des­ig­nat­ing Mon­ti­cello Street as Vet­eran’s Me­mo­rial Drive, to honor all vet­er­ans from the Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard and Air Force. In re­marks he made be­fore pulling a plas­tic sheet off the sign Tues­day, John­ston said he was born at a time when there wasn’t the call to ser­vice for Amer­i­cans as there was for the “Great­est Gen­er­a­tion” and Amer­i­can men and women who served in Korea and Viet­nam. “It’s ex­tremely im­por­tant to me that we pay our due re­spect,” John­ston said. “I ap­pre­ci­ate the sac­ri­fice you made. I don’t ever take that lightly. The sign serves as a time­less re­minder and marker of the true he­roes we have in Cov­ing­ton.”

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