Veterans have proudly served our country and kept us safe, so why not do something special to honor them? There's a way you can do just that to show them appreciation or recognition and aren't they worth it? I say yes!

Veterans proudly served and risked everything to protect our precious freedoms so don't they deserve more than just one holiday? They deserve respect, caring, compassion, recognition, gratitude, honor, love, hope, validation and so much more!

So what have you done lately to honor them? Have you reached out a hand to thank them? Have you taken the time to listen to their stories? Have you volunteered your time to help a Veteran in need?

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The City of Owensboro is offering a great way to honor and pay special tribute to Veterans. You can purchase a memorial paver that will be engraved and installed at the Charles E. Shelton Memorial in downtown Owensboro. There's only a small amount of these pavers still available for purchase so act now and honor a Veteran in your life.

The cost per five and a half inch by five and a half inch (5.5” x 5.5”) paver is $75.00 and can be personalized and will be accompanied by a certificate for presentation.

A copy of a DD-214 form or some evidence of honorable discharge and the application are required for purchase. Applications are available at www.owensboro.org.

This Charles E. Shelton Memorial is dedicated to Col. Charles E. Shelton US Air Force who was shot down while on a mission over Laos in 1964. Col. Shelton was finally declared killed in action in 1994, and is the last official POW of the Vietnam War.