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Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Frankfort, KY
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This is a great memorial for anyone wanting to see something unique and tells a story at the same... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Phillip T
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Frankfort, Kentucky
If you are a veteran you need to see this memorial.

Tears came to my eyes as I read the names then walked around the site. Didn't know any of them, but... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2017
idahobunch
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Twin Falls, Idaho
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This memorial to Kentuckians killed in Vietnam is a giant sundial whose shadows fall on every name on the anniversary of that soldier's death.
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  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
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“sunny day” (3 reviews)
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

This is a great memorial for anyone wanting to see something unique and tells a story at the same time. The sundial is a great idea and you can also make a chalk outline of any relative that served in the Vietnam War.

Thank Phillip T
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Reviewed 22 September 2017

Tears came to my eyes as I read the names then walked around the site. Didn't know any of them, but I'm from the NW USA. A veteran of that era. This really had an effect on me. I try to visit the veteran's memorials...More

Thank idahobunch
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

We were amazed at the grace and peacefulness of this honored place. The sundial is perfect at this site. Great job to the designers. It's very humbling and the view of the Capitol makes it perfect

Thank Penny F
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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

We visited the Memorial & were very impressed with the simplistic beauty of the sundial! An amazing tribute! If you visit Frankfort, this is a "must see"!

Thank George T
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

I took my wife and step daughter here in the late afternoon of a day filled with fun and goofiness but here that all came to an abrupt stop. This is not my first time here at this beautiful memorial, but it was for them....More

Thank Roger L
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Reviewed 4 August 2017

Going to Virginia with daughter and granddaughter went thru Frankfort,KY and was reminded of a genealogy visit to Kentucky. Next to the records building that I was researching in there is the Sundial that touches each Kentucky veteran killed in Vietnam on the day that...More

Thank Charles P
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Reviewed 7 July 2017

Probably the coolest memorial I've ever seen. It's a sundial and it is designed so that the tip of the dial shades a name of a Kentucky Vietnam veteran who was killed in service on the anniversary of his death. Just so amazing how it...More

Thank JStarkey2
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Reviewed 15 June 2017

Set in a beautiful spot a couple miles from the capitol in Frankfort.i stopped in during the winter (not a good time to visit it!) and watched five deer grazing in the area. The memorial is a sundial, with the names of Vietnam veterans who...More

Thank leslieb796
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Reviewed 4 June 2017

We visited this wonderful memorial in May. "The blue-gray granite plaza of the Memorial contains the names of Kentucky’s 1105 citizens who died. Each name is precisely located so the shadow of the sundial pointer touches each veteran’s name on the anniversary of his death"....More

Thank Donald W
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Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful memorial. Amazing how the sun shades the soldiers that passed at each hour, each day, each month.

Thank Alice C
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