Candlelight vigil will honor military

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By Kevin Koelling, Managing Editor

TELL CITY - "Everyone, of any age, 2 to 102, is welcome to attend" a candlelight vigil set to begin at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 11 in Tell City's Sunset Park, according to one of its organizers.

"We Have Not Forgotten" is the title and theme for the program, which will honor everyone who has ever served or is serving in the military, said Lesa Baughman, co-chairwoman for the family-readiness group supporting Tell City-based National Guard soldiers. The majority of the unit deployed to the Middle East early this year in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Speakers at the ceremony, which will include a 21-gun salute and color guard, will include Capt. David Kelsey, rear-detachment commander assigned to the Jasper armory; Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing and Maj. Timothy Childress, an Army chaplain.