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Wreaths Across America Event Held At Camp Nelson National Cemetery

Posted at 7:21 PM, Dec 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-15 20:29:01-05

JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) – An emotional day at Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Nicholasville as people gathered to place wreaths at the graves of veterans.

Families, friends and even strangers gathered for the Wreaths Across America event to honor those who made sacrifices for our country.

Tina Lay was one of the attendees; it’s been nearly a year since she lost her husband, an army, veteran to cancer.

“I just want to tell him that I love him and I miss him and. It’s endless words can’t describe how much i miss him,” said Lay.

Corporal Matthew Bradford was a speaker. He lost his legs and his sight when he took a wrong step while serving in Iraq. Now he’s dedicated his life to supporting fellow veterans and their families.

“I’m going to wake up each and every day, I’m going to be positive and optimistic and I’m going to go out and attack each and every day,” said Bradford.

Camp Nelson was one of more than a thousand cemeteries across the country that took part.