Monday, March 25, 2013

Unknown soldier's grave marker restored

PIKE COUNTY, Ky. -- A senseless act in November took a piece of history away in Pike County. On Saturday, folks gathered in between Elkhorn City and the Virginia state line, at the unknown Confederate soldier's grave, to rededicate the historical marker that had been rammed by a car, knocked down, and tossed over a hillside.

A bank account was set up and because it is so important to the community numerous donations came in and the Elkhorn City Heritage Council wrote a check for the remaining balance.

Folks at the rededication ceremony say it is truly an honor to get the marker put back up because of the pride and responsibility they take in protecting the resting place of the unknown soldier.

Tyler Brown was arrested for the vandalism of the unknown soldier's grave.