No Memorial Day Ceremony at KVCC
This year, there will be no Memorial Day Ceremony at KVCC, due to restrictions from the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The cemetery will be open to visitors who observe the 10-person group limit and who maintain physical distancing of six feet from each other. There will be grave flags at each headstone and the carillon will play patriotic music. KVCC staff will be present at the Administrative Building to direct visitors to specific grave.
KDVA Commissioner Keith Jackson sends this message:
This Memorial Day, we will be remembering our veterans who have passed not by gathering by the hundreds at veterans cemeteries, not by bringing large groups of family and friends to place flowers on graves, not by crowding together to hear speeches, but by staying apart to protect each other and the nation those veterans died to preserve.
We do not have to attend big ceremonies to honor our fallen heroes – we can honor them in our homes. We do not have to hear patriotic music to remember what they did – we see the success of their sacrifice around us every day.
On this Memorial Day, take strength and determination and renewed commitment from their example, and keep fighting to save all our loved ones from the pandemic that threatens us all.
I remind you to join Americans everywhere for the Memorial Day National Moment of Remembrance, legislated by Congress and proclaimed by the President, on Monday, May 25 at three o’clock.
Wherever you are, please pause for one minute in this act of national unity to demonstrate your gratitude and respect for those who died for our freedom.
Wreaths Ceremony Dec. 14
Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central's Wreaths Across America program will be held at 10 a.m. on December 14, 2019.
Memorial Day Ceremony at 11:30 a.m. Monday, May 27, 2019
Keynote Speaker is MG John Evans, Cmdr Ft Knox.
Ladies of Liberty will provide patriotic music.
Human Resources Honor Guard will perform flag folding and MIA ceremony.
19th Engineers will fire 21-gun salute.
The main flag will behoisted to full staff at 1200 hrs.
Ceremony will end at 1215 hrs
Wreaths Across America at KVCC
Hundreds of volunteers braved a cold drizzle to place 5,000 wreaths on headstones and columbarium walls as part of Wreaths Across America at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central in Radcliff on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018.
Patriot Day Volunteers
Volunteers from the AmeriCorps service program showed up at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central in Radcliff on Sept. 11 to perform Patriots Day community service.
The 9-11 and Gold Star Memorials are now complete at KVCC.
Left is the 9-11 Memorial featuring a girder from the World Trade Center towers.Read article.
Front of Gold Star Memorial
Back of Gold Star Memorial
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.
Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central
2501 North Dixie Boulevard
Radcliff, KY 40160
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.