That is our mission, our job, and our privilege. We work every day to make sure Kentucky's 304,000 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.
Seeking Veteran Artwork for Capitol Exhibit
The Kentucky Arts Council is seeking artwork by Veterans, their spouses and children to be part of an exhibit that will travel the Commonwealth for the next year.
There is no fee to submit artwork, but you must register by Oct. 5 and submit work by Oct. 8.
Spotlight: Medal of Honor for Garlin Murl Conner
KDVA Deputy Commissioner Heather French Henry attended the White House ceremony on Tuesday.
Here is a link to Pauline Conner's speech
Here is a link to a video of the June 26 ceremony at the White House.
at the Pentagon Hall of Heroes.
From The Clinton News:
Clinton County’s World War II hero, Garlin Murl Conner, will be posthumously awarded the nation’s highest military award, the Medal of Honor, in a ceremony next week in Washington, D.C.
Conner died in Albany, in November, 1998 at age 79.
Conner’s widow, Pauline Conner, will travel to the nation’s capitol where she will accept the medal her late husband earned for his acts of heroism while fighting in France in 1945.
President Donald Trump will award the medal to Conner during a ceremony at the White House on Tuesday, June 26...
For those who are not able to personally attend next week’s ceremony in Washington, D.C., watching the event will be an easy task with several possible outlets broadcasting the entire ceremony and events leading up to the actual awarding of the medal to Pauline Conner.
In addition, the ceremony can also be viewed on a computer, cell phone or tablet as long as Internet service is accessible on the device.
The link that has been provided for viewing the ceremony on an Internet enabled device is:
That official White House site is used for most of the live streamed events held there, and is a YouTube based streaming site.
Read the whole thing.
Watch this video about Lt. Conner’s heroism.
Spotlight: Kentucky In the Great War
This is the 100th Anniversary of the Great War, the one they called the War to End All Wars. There are no more World War I veterans alive to tell us about it themselves, but the United States World War I Centennial Commemoration is making sure the rest of us don't forget them and what they did.
Learn about Kentucky in World War 1 here andhere.
Spotlight: KYVets Employment Program
Call or email Dean Stoops at 502-564-9203, Dean.Stoops@ky.gov.
KYVets is the Kentucky Veterans Employment Training and Support Program. KYVets provides resources and support to assist veterans across the commonwealth in gainful employment and training services.
Spotlight: Veterans Benefits and Services
KDVA proudly offers FREE benefits assistance, including filing claims and appeals, by our 18 Veterans Benefits Field Representatives to veterans in every county of the Commonwealth. Our benefits experts are fully accredited by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and take pride in obtaining every benefit and service veterans have earned.
Two Ways to Stay Informed:
Sign up for text alerts. We send these no more than two or three times per week, always to call attention to imminent events of interest to veterans. Text Follow kyveterans to 40404.
Join the KDVA listserve. We send no more than two or three emails per day about events and issues importatnt to veterans. If you wish to be added to the listserve, please email email@example.com.