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Kentucky’s state veterans cemeteries to hold ceremonies during Memorial Day holiday


Kentucky’s veterans cemeteries, as well as veterans centers across the Commonwealth, will hold ceremonies this Memorial Day holiday, honoring those who have died in service to our country.

Kentucky’s newest veterans cemetery, Kentucky Veterans Cemetery South East in Hyden, will hold its Memorial Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Eastern on May 27. The guest speaker will be Rep. Derek Lewis.

Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs (KDVA) chief of staff Rick Schad will be the guest speaker at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North in Williamstown. The Memorial Day ceremony there begins at 11 a.m. Eastern on May 27.

VFW Post 1913 is sponsoring the Memorial Day ceremony at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West in Hopkinsville, and the guest speaker will be Col. U.S. Army (Ret.) Richard A. Cooper. The ceremony begins at 11 a.m. CDT on May 27 and will be followed by lunch at VFW Post 1913.

Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central in Radcliff will hold its Memorial Day ceremony at 11:30 a.m. Eastern on May 27. The guest speaker is MG John Evans, Ft. Knox commander.

Col. (Ret.) Neil Eden will be the guest speaker at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North East in Greenup County. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. Eastern on May 28.

The Carl M. Brashear Radcliff Veterans Center will host “BBQ & Bikes” on May 27, sponsored by Jefferson County Veterans Motorcycle Club.

The Paul E. Patton Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center in Hazard will hold its Memorial Day ceremony at 10 a.m. EDT on May 27. The guest speaker will be Sgt. Matthew Sabin. There will be a car show at 2 p.m. EDT and a social event hosted by Perry County Tourism. A donation will be made to the Kentucky Veterans Program Trust Fund.

From Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs


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