flags 300CHRISTIAN COUNTY, Ky. (12/10/19) — A World War II veteran represented Christian County today in the Governor’s Parade during the 61st Inauguration in Frankfort.

Hopkinsville native Elwood Richardson rode in the parade unit driven by Hopkinsville Christian County Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Brooke Jung, Hopkinsville Convention and Visitors Bureau reports

“We are so pleased to have a unit in this year’s Governor’s Parade,” said Christian County Judge-Executive Steve Tribble. “This is a great representation of our community and our dedication to all the soldiers in Christian County, and serving at Fort Campbell.”

Signage adorned the vehicle, denoting Hopkinsville, Oak Grove, Fort Campbell and Christian County. Magnets will also be placed on the car to recognize and honor the WWII veteran aboard.

“I am so excited for our veterans to be recognized like this,” said Lela Hale, Coordinator of Honor Flight Bluegrass. “In October, we went to D.C. for the Honor Flight and had a great time. This is such a great opportunity to thank one of our incredible local heroes.”

The parade began 10 a.m. EDT in downtown Frankfort, where the route will traveled up Capital Avenue towards Kentucky’s Capitol including more than 80 units representing communities across the commonwealth.

“We love the opportunity to represent Christian County during such a significant event,” Jung said. 

The parade can be viewed on KET via www.KET.org,

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