Thursday, March 6, 2014

Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Frankfort, Franklin County

1103 Kentuckians fought and died during the Vietnam War, and all are honored at this memorial designed
 by Helm Roberts.  Roberts was a Lexington architect and a veteran himself.

The memorial is a giant sundial which contains all 1103 names of the Kentuckians
who died in Vietnam.  Each name is located so that the shadow of the sundial pointer
touches each veteran's name on the anniversary of his death.

The memorial is located on a hill above the Kentucky River and overlooks the State Capitol building
 and the city of Frankfort.

* For more information about the Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial, click here.

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