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December 05, 2015

Something Nice: Community Honors Its Fallen Hero [Y-not]

The other cobloggers will be along shortly, I'm sure, but in the meantime here's a fresh thread.

One (stupid, imho) theory is that the Islamic terrorists in San Bernardino were triggered to violence by a Christmas holiday party. Well, if that's the case I'm in big trouble because I'm finding that my fellow Kentuckians celebrate Christmas in a big -- and unapologetic -- way. Seems like every small town around here has a Christmas parade this weekend.

Meanwhile, in the town of Richmond, Kentucky (a town of 32,000 near Lexington) they're using this year's parade to honor a fallen officer who was killed in the line of duty last month:


Katie and Luke Ellis, the wife and son of Officer Ellis, are going to be the grand marshals of the Christmas parade tonight. The two will be riding in a horse drawn carriage with Richmond Police Chief Larry Brock.

Officers said that people in the community decorated a Christmas Tree with all the officers' names and badge numbers, Officer Ellis' name being at the top.

Nice.

How do the communities where you live celebrate the Christmas season?


Open thread.

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