Serving Veterans

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 cemeterieshealth care, education, employment and special programs for women veterans, homeless veterans and others.

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Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

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KDVA General Counsel Dennis Shepherd, seated at right, read Governor Beshear’s Proclamation declaring Sunday, Dec. 7, Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day to the Pearl Harbor Commemorative Association in Lexington Sunday.

Read the Proclamation here. [PDF 50KB]

Veteran's Day Message from Governor Beshear: View here

Number 1,104

revealing second engraving.jpgTwo days of heavy clouds cleared twice on Nov. 7, just for a minute, each time at the exact moment Andrew E. Futrell revealed the finished engraving of the name John R. Jones, the 1,104th Kentucky casualty of the Vietnam War to be added to the Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Frankfort.

Read the press release here. [PDF 123 KB]

Video from WLEX.

Video from WDRB.

Video from WKYT.

See more pictures here.

Heroes Day at UK Football Game

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KDVA Commissioner Heather French Henry appeared at the UK-ULM game on October 11 to announce the 50th Anniversary Vietnam War Commemoration that recognizes, thanks and honors Kentucky's 116,000 Vietnam Veterans.  She was accompanied by Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Dennis Shepherd, Darrel Martin and Don Helton.

Read the press release here. [PDF 123 KB]

Directions to the Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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Find out how your town, country, group, business or club can honor local Vietnam Veterans and commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.

Mortgage-Free Home for Combat-Wounded Veteran or Gold Star Family  [PDF 569KB]
National program has home available in Georgetown, KY.

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