Memorial Day Ceremony
11:30 a.m. EDT, Monday, May 25. The guest speakers were Maj. Gen. Combs, Commissioner Henry and Vietnam veteran Randy Acton. Pre-ceremony music was provided by the Heartland Fillies, and the 113th United States Army Band played “The Star-Spangled Banner,” taps and closing music. Maj. Gen. Combs, Commissioner Henry and Acton placed the wreaths. The Fort Knox Human Resources Command Honor Guard folded a U.S. flag flown at Fort Knox flag and presented it to Commissioner Henry.
Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central is located on 98 acres on Highway 31W near Fort Knox. It opened on June 1, 2007. As of March 24, 2015, It has interred a total of 3,774, including 3,107 veterans, 667 dependents and four service members killed in action.
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Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central
2501 North Dixie Boulevard
Radcliff, KY 40160
Burial in a state veteran's cemetery is based on military service. The eligibility criteria is the same criteria for burial in VA national cemeteries.
Total interment services include:
- Furnishing grave or columbarium space
- Opening and closing the grave
- Providing the interment site with perpetual care
- Supplying a suitable marker or headstone
- Furnishing an optional concrete grave liner for all casketed burials
These are provided at no cost to the veteran.