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Kentucky National Guard Memorial

Honoring Their Sacrifice

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Lawrenceburg, Ky. - July 28, 2014 - Governor Steve Beshear joined members of the Kentucky National Guard this morning in celebrating the completion of a fundraising campaign at Walmart stores across the Commonwealth. In total, Walmart and their associates raised $208,656.52. The Kentucky National Guard Memorial Fund began their effort four years ago with the funds raised from the most recent Walmart campaign helping them to reach their goal in order to begin construction.

Construction Has Begun: Smock Fansler has begun work at the Memorial site. The water and electrical service locations have been determined and are in the process of being installed. Smock Fansler has staked out the outline of the memorial on the ground. Dirt moving and concrete forms are expected very soon.

CFC # 72206

Flag Presentation to Family

When the flag is finally folded and the last echoes of Taps fade all that is left is one lonely tombstone among many.

Friends and family will tell the Soldier or Airman’s story of valor and service to his state and his nation while they can.

But … one day … no one will be left who can say how or why they perished.

All that will be left is one lonely tombstone among many.

Since 1912 thousands of men and women have served in the Kentucky National Guard.

Hundreds of them have perished -- some on foreign battlefields, some on missions here in Kentucky to save fellow citizens from danger and disaster and some perished training to accomplish their missions.

They each took a sacred vow to protect us from enemies foreign and domestic.

Now it’s your turn.

Step forward and help us honor their sacrifices, Soldiers and Airmen never die until they are forgotten.


Kentucky National Guard Memorial Fund Inc

The Kentucky National Guard Memorial Fund, Inc., is a recognized 501(c)(3). EIN 26-3705273
Kentucky Charitable Gaming License Exemption # EXE 0001900

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