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Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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Address: Frankfort, KY

This memorial to Kentuckians killed in Vietnam is a giant sundial whose...

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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A place I am glad that we stopped and saw. Very nice memorial. Lists the names of the veterans who lost their lives.

Reviewed 2 days ago
Columbia, Missouri
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Columbia, Missouri
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A place I am glad that we stopped and saw. Very nice memorial. Lists the names of the veterans who lost their lives.

Thank MindyI
Monroe, Georgia
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Being a Vietnam Veteran myself this place was very special to me. It is a 20 something tall sundial, made of stainless steel. Etched in the floor is the names of Kentucky Veterans that died in Vietnam. So when the sun is out the dial illuminates the names. So cool.

Thank richardrO1956WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

The Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial is a special memorial that was designed to honor each of the Kentuckians who served and died in the Vietnam War. We have visited several times and each time is an awe-inspiring moment of silence as we honor the lives of our Kentucky Vietnam Veterans. There is plenty of free parking available. Take your time... More 

Thank Sharon W
Tompkinsville, Kentucky
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

We decided to check out the Kentucky Vietnam Veteran's Memorial, seeing that I served during that era. I did not know what to expect. This is a fantastic, moving memorial. The architect has placed a large Sun-Dial in the middle of a large plaza. In that plaza, names and dates of the honored fallen are etched into the floor. As... More 

Thank WJW0126
Frankfort, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

As a retired serviceman, I really appreciate this memorial. Designed by a Kentuckian for the fallen Kentuckians. Unique that it is built like a giant sundial where the shadow touches the man's name on the day that he died.

Thank Goofy417
Spring Hill, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

One of the best Vietnam Veterans memorials I have ever seen. It is a bit hard to find but follow your GPS and it will take you there. Best to see on a sunny day so you can see the sun-dial effect. There is paper and pencils to make rubbings of the names of the Kentucky veterans who were killed... More 

Thank lagiant
Memphis, Tennessee
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

I made it a point to visit the Vietnam Vet memorial while in Frankfort. The war was of my father's generation and even today has effects on people. The design is simple, yet elegant. The names of Kentuckians who paid the highest cost, losing their lives in service to their country, brought tears to my eyes. Each name is someone... More 

Thank airlink9972
Burna, Kentucky
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

I visited this memorial to see a relatives name and made a rubbing of his name with the supplies that are provided. I was there early in the morning and the atmosphere was very somber, sun coming up and you have a wonderful view of the capitol building. This is a unique memorial in that the sundial cast a shadow... More 

Thank Lisa B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

What an ingenious design, to use an ancient time-keeping device reliant upon nature, the sundial, to honor the fallen Kentucky veterans of the Vietnam War! When my husband and I visited, clouds had temporarily obscured the sun, but then the sun reappeared, and we were able to see for ourselves the power of this deceptively simple memorial. The view of... More 

Thank Donna W
Danville, Kentucky
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Reviewed 2 August 2016

Great place to visit. This is a must see. I was awed and inspired by being here. It should be a place to visit for everyone.

Thank Corinne B

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