Vietnam War Sundial.

Vietnam War Sundial

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Frankfort, Kentucky

The Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial was designed with a unique approach to honor the military dead from one of America's most troubled conflicts. A 14-foot high steel sundial stands at the center of a granite plaza. Its gnomon casts a shadow on the chiseled name of each fallen Vietnam war veteran -- 1,103 of them -- on the anniversary of when they were killed.

Kentucky's 23 MIAs are listed behind the sundial so its shadow never falls on their names.

The Memorial, to all 125,000 Kentuckians who served in the military from 1962-1975, was designed by architect/veteran Helm Roberts and dedicated in 1988.

Vietnam War Sundial

Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial

365 Vernon Cooper Lane, Frankfort, KY
Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial. US Hwy 60, exit south on ML King Jr Blvd, continue on Hwy 1659/Glenns Creek Rd., turn right on Coffee Tree Rd. Memorial is on left, near the KY Dept. for Libraries & Archives.
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