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Sgt. Michael Cable forever remembered with Owensboro monument

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This Memorial Day, veterans in Daviess County held a ceremony at the Veterans Monument in the Sports Center parking lot to unveil a new name on the Enduring Freedom Monument.

Sgt. Michael Cable's name was added to the list.

"I'm honored to do it, but also saddened in the sense that we keep adding names. I hope it's the last one," said Terry Stinson of the Owensboro-Daviess County Veterans Organization Committee.

Air Force veteran Terry Stinson and more than 200 people gathered at the Daviess County Veterans War Memorial to remember those who died while serving our country and to officially unveil the engraving of the newest name on the monument, Sgt. Michael Cable.

"It's just beautiful. There are no words for it. It's not everyday you lose somebody and their name is remembered everywhere," Sgt. Cable's sister, Kennedy Johnston said.

The Daviess County native died in the line of duty in Afghanistan two months ago. His sister, Kennedy, wore his Green Bay Packers football jersey to the Memorial Day ceremony.

"It's touching. It's moving, just like all the other ceremonies. It's just the same as the precession and everyone showing up to the funeral all the support is appreciated. Not just for my brother, but for everybody," Kennedy said.

Marine veteran David Mash served in Vietnam. He says Memorial Day is a time to remember the true heroes of this country.

"Those are the people who did not come back from their engagement, as well as those who came back mamed and crippled for life and gave everything they could," Mash said.

Sgt. Michael Cable is the 319th name added to the monument. 

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