Gold Star Families Memorial Groundbreaking
On Wednesday, Oct. 17, Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North in Williamstown hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for a Gold Star Families Memorial to be installed on the grounds. KDVA Commissioner Ben Adams and Medal of Honor recipient Hershel Woody Wiliams were the guest speakers. KVCN is partnershing with the Hershel Woody Williams Medal of Honor Foundation to raise money for the memorial.
Patriotism Service at KVCN
On Sunday, September 16, 45 members of University of Kentucky chapter of Alpha Sigma Pi came to Kentucky Veterans Cemetery in Williamstown to perform community service on their Annual Patriotism Day. They cleaned all 795 headstones, plus benches, monuments, road signs and even windows. This was the third year in a row the fraternity has made KVCN the beneficiary of their service, and each year more members participate.
Memorial Day Ceremony at KVCN Monday
Command Sergeant Major David Munden of the Kentucky National Guard will be the guest speaker at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North in Williamstown. The Memorial Day Ceremony there begins at 11 a.m. EST on May 28 and will feature wreath-laying by the families of veterans interred there. Refreshments will be provided by the Williamstown Women’s Club.
Wreaths at KVCN
Dozens of family, friends and volunteers braved a cold and windy Saturday on Dec. 9 to place wreaths on the headstones at KVCN.
KVCN at Arlington National Cemetery
On Saturday, Oct. 14, KDVA's own Al Duncan, Director of Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North in Williamstown, and his wife Anita had the honor of placing a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.
Watch a video of the wreath laying here:
Memorial Day at KVCN
The May 29th ceremony drew a good crowd. The speaker was Major (Ret) Dwayne A. Edwards, U.S. Army.
Sgt. John Bill, Veteran, US Air Force served as chaplain for the ceremony..
More pictures here:
Wreaths at KVCN
On Saturday, Dec. 10, family, friends and volunteers placed wreaths on all headstones and columbarium wall sections at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North in Williamstown.
The crowd overflowed the committal shelter at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North in Williamstown. COL Alan Back, USAR, was the guest speaker, and family members of those interred placed wreaths at the base of the service flags. The Grant County Honor Guard posted the colors. MAJ John Rudisell, USN, performed taps.
More pictures here.
Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North
205 Eibeck Lane
Williamstown, KY 41097
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