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Ceremony for veterans held at Camp Nelson Cemetery in Nicholasville

Posted at 4:47 PM, Nov 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-12 10:36:03-05

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) — The stars and stripes waved proudly over a Veterans Day service Monday morning at Camp Nelson Cemetery.

"It's a wonderful day. It's the best day I could've asked for," Dr. Peter Trzop, a veteran, told LEX 18's Kristen Edwards.

The ceremony honored those who have served in the military. The location, Camp Nelson Cemetery, served as a reminder to thank those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

"It's just a beautiful place to come and reflect, and understand what it takes to protect the country in good times and in bad," said Vietnam Veteran Skip Kraemer.

Kraemer said that the event is a reminder to him just how much the gratitude toward veterans has grown since he served.

"Now it's cool to be a veteran and we love that. Now, we know we can give back and the country understands what we did," he said.

Kraemer and Trzop told LEX 18 that they are grateful for being veterans.

"I see Veterans Day as more of a 'thank you' for letting me be one, and what can we do to help other veterans and their families and their communities," said Trzop.

"We want the country to understand how appreciative we are to have been able to serve and continue to protect it," said Kraemer.