VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK OF KENTUCKY
IN HONOR OF OUR VETERANS
“American soldiers in battle don’t fight for what some president says on T.V., they don’t fight for mom, apple pie, the American flag . . . they
fight for one another.” LTG Hal Moore
Veterans Memorial Park of Kentucky, an almost 66,000 square foot dedicated area, lies adjacent Veterans Memorial Parkway, a named segment of KY 329 in Crestwood, Kentucky in a 4-school complex. Veterans Memorial Park of Kentucky, Inc., a 501c3 organization, unveils markers each year that serve to remind us of our veterans, especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice to preserve our American freedoms. History is even taught walking on the sidewalk, called "300 Years of Military History", starting in 1775. If the year-sement is colored, that means at least on American died for his/her contry that year.
Every year markers, monuments, and pedistals, will be installed in the Park that will:
Veterans Memorial Park of Kentucky has two missions:
With more social history being taught in the education systems, less military history is being taught . . . and, the history in textbooks are being rewritten. The project addresses these situations in a meaningful manner, including DIRECTLY involving youth in the project.
Youth involvement and education is what makes Veterans Memorial Park of Kentucky one of the most unique parks for veterans in America. In addition, docents (e.g. students/adult volunteers) will provide guided group tours to groups in the future.
Even the brick pad at the main entrance is special. There are three types of bricks: veterans/active duty, POW/MIA, and KIA/Died in Service of Country.
Please notify the Board Chair below if you or your organization would like to receive a presentation on or more information about the project.
CONTACT INFORMATION: chair@VMPKy.org
P.O. Box 46, Pewee Valley, KY 40056
Veterans Memorial Park of Kentucky is a member of the Kentucky Joint Executive Council of Veterans Organizations (www.jecvoky.org)
KENTUCKY DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS AT http://veterans.ky.gov/
KENTUCKY VETS AT www.KentuckyVets.com