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Remembering Ensign Bailey Pride

Pride Elementary School unveiled a monument honoring Ensign Lewis Bailey Pride Jr. on Dec. 7, the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack. Pride, who served on the USS Oklahoma, was killed in the attack. His remains were identified only recently, and were returned home for an official burial on June 18, 2016. Pride Elementary sits on the corner of Bailey Drive and Pride Avenue, and has a unique connection to the World War II sailor. The plaque was donated by the city of Madisonville, Hopkins County Education Association, Knight & Sons Monument Co., and Alliance Coal.