Some of the folks at our park and at the Pleasant View park got together to do a commerorative tribute for 9/11 and for local heroes who had given their lives in service to their country. It was a beautiful ceremony replete with flags, fireworks, local Color Guard and a presentation to two local families of fallen heroes. It makes me proud to be both an American and a member of our community.
The 400 flags that lined the field were ones that lined the streets of Ashland City when Cpl. Kristopher Daniel Greer, 25, returned home. Cpl Greer was killed in Afganistan August 8 of this year. Greer's mother and aunt were on hand for the ceremony.
Additionally, family of Lance Cpl. Daniel G. Raney, 21, was present as well. Raney was killed in Afganistan on July 9 of this year.
The Color Guard was made up of members of the Ashland City Fire Department, Metro Police Department and US Army.
May we never forget ...