The Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial stands as a testament to the valor and dedication of those who have selflessly served our nation. The ongoing maintenance of the Memorial serves as a poignant reminder of the unwavering respect and gratitude for the sacrifices made by these Veterans.
This was one of those perfect days at the Memorial.
The group stopped and drew attention to the Armistice Day notch as the shadow passed through it at the 11:00 hour on 11/11.
10 am: Rolling Thunder KY Chapter 5 held their annual ceremony, including opening prayer, Flag pledge, National Anthem, several speakers, closing prayer, and TAPS.
10:45 am: Board members Jerry Cecil and Frank Cannavo conducted a briefing to the Chapter members and about 15-20 other visitors who gathered on the Plaza.
11:15 am: University of Kentucky Air Force ROTC cadets arrived after their morning marathon from UK’s Buell Armory to the Memorial to conduct their annual POW/MIA Memorial program. There were 64 Cadets + cadre. Once again, Jerry and Frank explained the meaning of the Memorial and how it works.
Students from Western Hills HS AP History Class attend a September 2023 ceremony at the Memorial. Col (ret) Larry Arnett, Vietnam veteran and Huey pilot gave them a briefing about the names inscribed on the plaza.
Hoss Cartwright’s group of Patriot Riders and others conducted a remembrance ceremony at the Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Frankfort, KY. Students from Western Hills HS in the AP History Class attended. Each POW/MIA was honored by a reading describing their service, capture, or loss from those in attendance. This was followed by a Yellow Rose being placed near their name, behind the gnomon of the sundial.
Several speakers followed thanking the students for attending and the freedom these men and women represent by their sacrifice.
VFW Post 4075 provided a Honor Guard that fired a 21 gun salute, followed by the Playing of Taps. The students were then fed lunch by VFW Post 4075.