Camp Nelson National Cemetery to host Veterans Day ceremony

Published 8:50 am Friday, November 10, 2017


News release

This Veterans Day marks a special milestone in our nation’s history. It’s the 100th anniversary of America’s involvement in World War I and our introduction as a world power. This special day, originally known as Armistice Day (Nov. 11, 1918) is celebrated in other countries to mark the anniversary of the end of World War I (11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month). In 1954 our nation re-designated this holiday as Veterans Day to honor all our military veterans for their service.

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Over the last 100 years men and women from across the nation have served in our armed forces. These veterans came from all walks of life and after their service often returned to their hometowns to pickup their civilian careers. In many of these professions veterans continue to serve our nation, state and local governments.

On Saturday, Nov. 11,  the Central Kentucky Veterans Committee (CKVC) will be hosting a Veterans Day Ceremony at Camp Nelson National Cemetery at 11 a.m. Colonel Steve Parker (USAF Ret.), Commissioner Kentucky Department of Aviation will be the keynote speaker. The ceremony will include cannon salutes from the KYARNG,

and a rifle salute from American Legion Post #18. The event will also include vocal performances from various artists, as well as patriotic music from the West Jessamine High School Band. Special events include a wreath laying ceremony, Vietnam War commemoration and a Gold Star Family thank you. The event will conclude with the

playing of Taps, from American Legion Post #63.

The Central Kentucky Veterans Committee (CKVC) is a team of dedicated committee

members from all walks of life and many different talents. The CKVCs mission is to honor our fallen and living veterans, as well as their families with ceremonies recognizing their military service. The CKVC annually organizes and conducts the Memorial and Veterans Day ceremonies at Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

The CKVC is honored to have volunteers from local businesses, community and military/Veterans organizations assist in each mission. Their time and talents are critical to the success of each event at Camp Nelson. “Freedom did not happen by accident ” This is our way to give back, and it is an honor to do so.

For additional info contact CKVC Public Affairs Officer, COL. Pete Evans (US Army, Ret.) 301-751-8095 cell or