15th edition of Hooray for Heroes returns in Radcliff
‘I want a skeleton on the side of my face.’ A young participant of the 15th Hooray for Heroes event in Radcliff, Kentucky May 21, 2022, takes advantage of the face painting booth. (Photo Credit: Eric Pilgrim, Fort Knox News) VIEW ORIGINAL

FORT KNOX, Ky. — After a two-year hiatus, residents of Fort Knox and surrounding communities filled the street and field across from Radcliff City Hall May 21 to celebrate the 15th annual of Hooray for Heroes event.

15th edition of Hooray for Heroes returns in Radcliff
Keynote speaker Col. Lance O’Bryan, commander of Fort Knox Garrison (center left) talks to a veteran shortly after kicking off the Saturday event. (Photo Credit: John Campbell, Fort Knox Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL

The celebration included musical performances, giveaways, information booths, bouncy houses and plenty of food.

15th edition of Hooray for Heroes returns in Radcliff
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Fort Knox Garrison Commander Col. Lance O’Bryan kicked off the festivities talking about his experiences deployed to the Middle East. Event organizers paid a special tribute to those veterans and Soldiers who served in operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.

15th edition of Hooray for Heroes returns in Radcliff
Radcliff resident Michael Mangum volunteers to cook food for participants at the Hooray for Heroes event in Radcliff, Kentucky May 21, 2022. (Photo Credit: Eric Pilgrim, Fort Knox News) VIEW ORIGINAL