The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Frankfort, Kentucky is dedicated to the Kentuckians who died in the Vietnam war. My visit to this memorial was on a sunny Kentucky afternoon when you just want to get outside and do something. The memorial is located in a quiet, somber park-like setting with lots of room for parking and a beautiful view of the Kentucky capitol across the road. There are deer all around and they don’t seem to mind visitors to the spot. The sundial located in the middle of the memorial is elegant and amazing. The granite plaza of the Memorial contains the names of Kentucky’s 1103 citizens who died. Each name is located so the shadow of the sundial pointer touches each veteran’s name on the anniversary of his death. Thus, each individual is honored with a personal tribute. This is a very unique-one-of-a-kind memorial. If you enjoy history, you will love visiting this spot. The tranquility, the incredible planning and unique design makes it such an interesting place to visit.
I have been to the memorial several times and it is never crowded unless there is a special event. It will become one of your favorite places you have visited. It is off the main highway and the views are lovely. You will be totally fascinated with the architecture of this place and the serenity. The fellow below even consented to pose for us on the way out!
If you would like more information, please visit the Kentucky Vietnam Veterans website.
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