A Place of Honor
Written by Joanna Adams Sergent
In the Middle of the square in the little town of Mc Roberts, Kentucky stands a place of honor. Beautifully set in a place of quiet repose, there are rose bushes surrounding the monument. World War I, War War II, Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Persian Gulf, Operation Iraq Freedom and Afghanistan are represented on the Memorial. Each name upon the solid white marble monument represents a man or woman who served with honor and distinction for our Country.
The Monument was erected by the United Mine Workers of America, Local Union Number 6281, District Number 30, in Mc Roberts, Kentucky. Three sides of the bottom of the Monument says: Virtue, Liberty and Patriotism. There are four flags surrounding the site which represents the four Armed Services: 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.