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Happy Memorial Day!


Good morning, friends, and happy Memorial Day. Let’s take this opportunity to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. The great Jon Scott compiled this list of UK basketball players who were killed in the line of duty: Howard Kinne, James King, James Goforth, Melvin Brewer, Kenneth England, and Walter Johnson. Check out his site for a complete listing of Kentucky players who have served in the military.

Appropriately, the Kentucky National Guard will unveil the monument above today in Frankfort, a labor of love seven years in the making. Shoutout to our own Freddie Maggard for his hard work on the project.

Because of the holiday, there is no new show this morning, but if you still need a KSR fix, we’ve got a great rerun lined up for you. Have no fear; Matt and Ryan will be back tomorrow.

And don’t worry: I’ll be here all day to bring you the latest UK sports news. It’ll be a slow day, but let’s have some fun with it, okay?

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

3 Comments for Happy Memorial Day!

  1. BeastCat
    10:36 am May 25, 2015 Permalink

    Hey UK_JB……….First comment?

  2. jimlowe7
    11:53 am May 25, 2015 Permalink

    PLEASE do not say “Happy” Memorial Day…the memories of lost ones are bittersweet at best and still bring terrible PAIN to some people. Find other words.

    • Megan
      9:11 am May 26, 2015 Permalink

      Such as? I’m kinda drawing a blank. Solemn Memorial Day sounds a bit odd. Have a melancholy Memorial Day. No, that’s no good. A veteran sent me an e-mail a few days ago saying, “Have a great Memorial Day.” Is that any better? Still seems kinda uplifting.

      And that’s the point. There’s nothing wrong with wishing people well, particularly if they have bittersweet memories. It’s meant to comfort. It’s a little hug. I think you are perhaps confusing the greeting with something like, “I hope you feel happy about losing a loved one in war.” I can’t otherwise understand your objection.