Russell man turns yard into display of military appreciation

RUSSELL — Like many people in Russell and other communities, Perry Ramsey displays an American flag from his porch on Memorial Day. But Ramsey wanted to do more to show his appreciation for those who sacrificed for their country.

Ramsey has built and flown radio-controlled airplanes since he was 12, and about six years ago, he began displaying his military models on his lawn on Memorial Day. On Monday, he added a new piece to his display — a 12-foot-long replica of the USS Missouri.

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