The Kentucky Veterans Cemetery in Radcliff has reached a milestone.
The Hardin County facility held its 5,000th interment Friday.
Louisville native Gisela Nagel was laid to rest at the 49-acre cemetery. She’s the wife of Specialist First Class Willard Nagel, a 20-year Army veteran who is also buriedthere.
Norman Arflack, commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs, says it's a bittersweet occasion.
“Clearly, this is the least pleasant of our obligations to do—is provide a burial service for any service. But clearly we want to provide them the opportunity to be buried with the dignity they so richly deserve.”