That is our mission, our job, and our privilege. We work every day to make sure Kentucky's 311,000 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
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
Fort Knox Job Fair. Wednesday, Oct. 14, 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Details here.
Career Networking Event. Louisville Urban League Wednesday, Oct. 14, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Details here..[PDF 300 KB]
Veterans Day Car/Truck Show at EKVC in Hazard. EKVC Car Show Flyer (2).pdf.
Women Veterans on Honor Flight
Commissioner Heather French Henry accompanied Kentucky Women Veterans on the Sept. 26 Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., including THVC resident Inez Wilson.
About 70 World War II, Korea and Vietnam veterans made the flight, which was the first full Honor Flight from BlueGrass Airport in Lexington. Other flights have departed from Louisville.
From the Maysville Independent:
Just before the return flight to Lexington, the veterans were treated to a “mail call” just as they had when they were in service. The men and women received notes of appreciation written by friends, family, school children, electric co-op employees, church groups and other admirers.
A “welcome home” party coordinated by cooperative employees met the Honor Flight participants when they returned late on Saturday night. Hundreds of family members, friends, co-op employees and patriotic Americans waved flags to greet the veterans.
KY Veterans Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
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