Remembering Those Who Served
Written by Joanna Adams Sergent
When traveling through the town of Jenkins, Kentucky a beautiful wall stands. On both sides there are the names of all those that served in World War II from the Jenkins, Dunham and Burdine area. Many of the men who served our county with honor and distinction have passed on now. However, Jenkins wanted to honor their service and memory of a time when they answered the call to serve.
As an added feature to the wall stands a flag pole. What is special about the flag pole is that each of the four corners honors a branch of service. The branches represented by the men and the flag are as follows: U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps., U.S. Air Force, and the U.S. Army.
We at Kentucky Tennessee Living would love to thank each man and woman for their service to our Armed Services and would like to continue to thank those that continue to serve to this day. Thank you for our freedom, thank you for holding the wall while we sleep at night. Thank you for the honor that you give to our Country. ~~ Kentucky Tennessee Living.
I have attended the University of Kentucky. I have an Associates Degree from Hazard Community College and Technical School. I have also attended the University of Pikeville. I have taken several classes in Journalism as well as in the Appalachian History, Literature, and Sociology during my time at those schools.
I was born in Florida and grew up in Burdine, Kentucky. I have been married to David W. Sergent since May 4, 2013. I have two children and four grandchildren from a previous marriage. I currently live in Tennessee but my hope is to one day come back home to live in the beautiful mountains once more.