Every Day Is Memorial Day
Remembering 1,106 of Kentucky’s fallen.
One Of The Largest Granite Memorials In The Nation
Constructed in 1988 to overlook the state Capitol in Frankfort, the Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial honors 1,106 Kentucky Veterans who served this nation during the Vietnam War. Each Veterans’ name is precisely engraved on the blue-gray granite so the shadow of the sundial pointer touches their name on the anniversary of their death. Thus, each individual is honored with a personal tribute.
The names of POW/MIA (Prisoners of War/Missing in Action) are engraved on the stone that is located behind (south of) the gnomon. In this location, the gnomon shadow will never fall on these names.