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Volunteers install crosses for annual Memorial Day cross display

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Published: May. 9, 2022 at 7:11 PM CDT
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HENDERSON, Ky. (WFIE) - On Tuesday, 37 North Middle School 7th graders in Henderson’s Central Park helped put up the annual Memorial cross display.

The crosses are a memorial for Henderson County veterans that have died in past wars.

The American Legion provides all of the crosses for the students to put up.

Member of the Legion Post and veteran Paul Wheeler spoke with our 14 News crew about the history of the event.

“This event was started in 1946. That’s when the first crosses went up. They put up 286 crosses over in Translvania Park. Today we’ve got 5,861,” Wheeler said.

They say these crosses will remain standing until sometime after Memorial Day.

They also say “Taps” will be played every night at sunset until the display is complete.

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