LIBERTY - Those who sacrificed their lives for our freedoms were remembered Monday while more than 100 people stood in the drizzling rain around the doughboy statue.
"Today is devoted to those who made the supreme sacrifice," said William "Bill " Hill, a retired Navy commander.
Hill focused his talk around the World War II theme and mentioned the monument dedicated Saturday in Washington, D.C., to honor the 500,000 servicemen who made the supreme sacrifice.
He called World War II participants the greatest generation as 52 million people died worldwide. The U.S.S.R. lost the most people - 20,600,000 or 10.4 percent of the prewar population, while Great Britain lost 388,000 or 0.8 percent of its population.
Kentucky had 312,000 veterans who served in the war and only 54,000 still survive.
Hill read President Franklin D. Roosevelt's "Four Freedoms" speech quoting the former president saying "at no previous time has American security been as seriously threatened from without as it is today."