That is our mission, our job, and our privilege. We work every day to make sure Kentucky's 339,000 veterans and their families receive all the benefits and services they have earned. Here you will find information on benefits counseling, skilled long-term care at state veterans centers, dignified interment at state veterans cemeteries health care, education, employment and special programs for women veterans, homeless veterans and others.Commissioner Heather French Henry
Star-Spangled Hearts: American Women Veterans of World War II
Please join us to meet the author and discuss the book's captivating interviews, the neglected history of American military women, and the continuing stories of Women Veterans.
Tuesday, May 19, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Kentucky Military History Museum (the Old Armory) in Frankfort. Book available for purchase.___________________________________________________________________________________________
KY Women Veterans Unite! 2015
2015 is the Year of the Woman Veteran
Thurby: Women Veterans Day at Churchill Downs April 30
Please join us at the First Women Veterans Day on Thurby. It will feature our new Women Veterans Video on the big screen, a special presentation from the Kentucky Veterans Program Trust Fund to Athena Sisters, an information booth on benefits and services, and more.
Female veterans to be honored at pre-Derby Event: Video from WAVE-3
WKYT News on Year of the Woman Veteran
WDRB News on Year of the Woman Veteran
The Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs (KDVA) will spotlight Kentucky’s 33,000 women veterans throughout 2015, which Governor Steve Beshear has proclaimed the Year of the Woman Veteran in Kentucky.
50th Vietnam War Anniversary Commemoration
KDVA honors all veterans every day, but for the next 10 years we will be focusing on Vietnam War veterans. Decades after they came home to no parades, no recognition and no thanks, Congress has declared the 50th Anniversary Vietnam War Commemoration.
Here in the Commonwealth we have approximately 116,000 Vietnam Veterans. About 8,000 of those are women. About 8,000 are African-American or Hispanic. They live and work in all 120 counties. They, like many groups of veterans we have honored, are worthy of the national 12-year-long Commemoration.
The purpose of the Commemoration is to recognize, honor and thank the Vietnam veterans in our communities.
Photos from Kentucky's Commemoration Event
Get directions to the Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Two Ways to Stay Informed:
Sign up for text alerts. We send these no more than two or three times per week, always to call attention to imminent events of interest to veterans. Text Follow kyveterans to 40404.
Join the KDVA listserve. We send no more than two or three emails per day about events and issues importatnt to veterans. If you wish to be added to the listserve, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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