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.
According to Kentucky law,
the individual must be a Kentucky veteran for burial at one of the state
veteran cemeteries. Examples include: born in KY, served at one of the
U.S. military installations in KY, lived in KY, home of record in KY.
Hours of Operation
Kentucky's State Veterans Cemeteries
are open to the public 24 hours, seven days a week. Normal business
hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, not including state
holidays. Interments take place on non-holiday weekdays only.
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays are reserved for families and loved ones
of those interred to visit in peace and quiet.
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 casketed burials
These are provided at no cost to the veteran.