Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North

KVCN Entrance.JPG

Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North is located on 99 acres off I-75 at mile marker 154 in Williamstown. It opened August 22, 2008. As of May 30, 2013, KVCN has interred 682 veterans and 103 dependents. It is honored to be the resting place for 2 service members killed in action.


Memorial Day 2013
KVCN Memorial Day 2013 12.jpgMemorial Day services at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North in Williamstown began at 1 p.m. EDT on Monday, May 27. The guest speaker was Col. Mark Roland, USAF (Ret.) Wreaths were placed by family members of those interred there. Stephanie Price sang the National Anthem. Ciarra Krist performed taps. The Grant County Honor Guard posted the colors, and the Williamstown Women’s Club provided refreshments.                                                  See slideshow below.
 
USS Frank E. Evans Memorial Marker
USS Frank E. Evans Memorial MarkerIn September 2012, the USS Frank E. Evans Memorial Association installed a marker at KVCN. It commemorates Kentuckian Thomas Fred Tallon, who was one of 74 men who died on the USS Frank E. Evans the morning of June 3, 1969.
 
The ship pulled out of Vietnam and headed to the South China Sea to participate in SEATO maneuvers. During this activity the Evans was cut in half by the HMS Melbourne of Australia.
 
Seventy-three (73) men died that night and a 74th man died later.  Their names cannot be added to “The Wall”.  The goal of the association is to place a marker in the home state of each man who died in this collision.
 
Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North                  
205 Eibeck Lane                                                     
Williamstown, KY 41097                                         
Phone: 859-823-0720                                              
Fax:  859-824-0324
Email:  kdva.kvcn@ky.gov 
 
Qualifications

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.

Services
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 burial