Honoring WWII hero Desmond Doss

There will be a ceremony honoring WWII hero Desmond Doss on Thursday, March 23 at Chattanooga National Cemetery.

There will be an event in Chattanooga this week to honor a World War Two hero who's gotten a lot of attention over the past several months..

The movie Hacksaw Ridge tells the story of WWII hero and Medal of Honor recipient Desmond Doss. The movie was nominated for six Academy Awards, and took home two Oscars.

Mr. Doss lived most of his life on Lookout Mountain and is buried at Chattanooga National Cemetery.

He passed away 11 years ago this week.

On Thursday at noon there will be a ceremony at the National Cemetery to Honor the life of Desmond Doss.

Mr. Doss' story is incredible. He was the first contentious objector to receive the Medal of Honor.

What he did in World War II paved the way for others in the future.

"To be able to go this Thursday and honor him for what he stood for, I myself as an Adventist really believe that he blazed a path for us as conscientious objectors," Air Force Veteran Dennis Smith said.

Dennis Smith is the post commander for American Legion Post 257. That post is also known as the Desmond T. Doss post 2-57.

That event is this Thursday at noon at the Chattanooga National Cemetery. The public is invited to attend.

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