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Grimes Joins In Honoring Military at the Kentucky State Fair

Monday, 08 19, 2013

Bradford Queen
Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes
(502) 564-3490
Email: bradford.queen@ky.gov

Today, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes joined visitors at the Kentucky State Fair in honoring Kentucky active-duty and veteran military members on Military Monday. She met with numerous active-duty and retired military service members and thanked them for their service to our country and Kentucky. 

 

“I always enjoy visiting the Kentucky State Fair which brings together Kentuckians from across the Commonwealth and showcases the true spirit of our wonderful state,” said Grimes.  Grimes distributed “Vote in Honor of a Veteran” buttons, a program sponsored by her office, to fairgoers who visited the booth, including many military members and their families. 

 

“It was an honor to meet so many service members and their families today,” said Grimes. “On behalf of all Kentuckians, I expressed our thanks and gratitude for their sacrifices to protect our many freedoms.” 

 

Grimes is passionate about supporting Kentucky’s 65,000 active-duty and 350,000 veteran military members and their families. Grimes made several recommendations to improve Kentucky’s military voting procedures following a recent mission to the Middle East. Her recommendations were passed into law, allowing military and overseas citizens to register to vote and update their registration online, ensuring that military and overseas voters have sufficient time to vote in special elections and extending existing protections to state and local elections.