Memorial Day Ceremony
Incoming Fort Knox Post Commander MG Christopher Hughes was the guest speaker at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central's Memorial Day Ceremony in Radcliff. 95-year-old WWII Veteran Ralph Reese attended, and the Heartland Fillies provided special music.
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Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central is located on 98 acres on Highway 31W near Fort Knox. It opened on June 1, 2007. As of Sept. 1, 2015, It has interred a total of 4,095, including 3,348 veterans, 747 family members and four service members killed in action.
11:30 a.m. EDT, Monday, May 30. Incoming Fort Knox Post Commander Major General Christopher Hughes will be the main speaker and Vietnam helicopter pilot John Flanagan will be a special guest speaker. The Heartland Fillies will provide special music.
KVCC is seeking volunteers to place flags on gravesites this Saturday, May 28 at 10 a.m.
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.