Richard Wetzel

Knox County Common Pleas Court Judge Richard Wetzel served as the keynote speaker during Monday's Memorial Day ceremony in downtown Mount Vernon.

MOUNT VERNON – Standing atop the steps outside the Knox County Memorial Building, peering out at the sea of people that had gathered Monday to watch Mount Vernon’s annual Memorial Day Parade, Common Pleas Court Judge Richard Wetzel had a strong, impassioned message:

“Hold the line.”