Jackson County Veteran’s Memorial

 

Located in the Bond Memorial Park,

20 McCammon Ridge Road

McKee, KY

 

 

The Memorial was Updated July 2018 This Website Updated August 3, 2018 with New Panels 10, 11, 12, 30, 31, 32, and 33

The Jackson County Veteran’s Monument and Memorial is in memory of and to honor the men and women of Jackson County that has served this great nation to preserve the freedom we enjoy today.

 

The Jackson County Veterans Memorial is a 5 sided pentagon shape representing the 5 branches of service; Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Marine and Air Force.  The Monument is made up of Legacy Gray Granite posts and Black Supreme Granite Panels with etched monoliths.

 

Each pentagon corner has 4 panels and will contain 600 names.  6 panels were used to portray the history of our wars and conflicts and 2 panels were used to pay tribute the fallen, 5 panels show the history of the branches of service. This first Pentagon Shape will contain 3000 names when completed.

 

The Bronze Fallen Soldier Statue in the middle is a reminder of their fallen comrades and of sacrifice that has been made for us.

The Veterans Memorial Committee has designed the memorial park and collected names of veterans to be honored for engraving.  This Memorial honors those who died in service to their country and pays tribute to all Jackson Countians who have served their country.

 

The memorial grounds are large enough for additional pentagon shaped monuments assuring future generations to be honored.

The Jackson County Veterans Memorial Committee will collect names on continual bases and will add names when then have received enough to complete a panel.

 

 

How to add a name

The review committee must have all the information on the veteran before the veterans name can be submitted for engraving.  This includes: Name, Rank, Branch of Services, Dates Served, and Birthday along with proof of living or have lived in Jackson County and an Honorable Discharge form DD 214. We would also like photos of the veterans in uniform for the Kiosk and book honoring the veterans.  Submittal Form

 

If you have served or are a relative of someone who served you can get a copy of the discharge papers on line at Military Service Records at this Link: http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/

 

Family of deceased members can go to the Jackson County Clerk’s office to see if their family has filled the DD214 or Kim Lakes at Lakes Funeral Home may be able to get the records.  You must sign that they are the immediate family.

If your relatives served in the civil war you must provide some sort of proof like the mustard roll, Military Head Stone, Census records or other official documents.

 

Photos, information page and discharge papers can be dropped off at JC TEC Industries in Annville, Ky or mailed to JCVM, PO Box 1423 McKee, KY 40447 or emailed to 2015jcvm@gmail.com

 

Donations

If you are a loved one of military service members or if the military service and patriotism inspires you to bestow a special tangible thank you for their service you can make a contribute to the memorial.

 

Checks can be made out to the Jackson County Development Association/Veterans Memorial, PO Box 1423 McKee, KY 40447.  Donations will be used to finish the current memorial, add new names in the future and maintain the memorial. Any help is appreciated.

 

The overall cost per name on the Monument is about $100.00.  This includes the cost of the park construction, granite and engraving but does not include the future cost of maintenance.

 

A committee had been established made up of Veterans and Kiwanis Members to oversee the new memorial.  They thank you for your help.

 

 

 

To lookup the location of the name of the Veteran you are looking for, click on the "Veterans Memorial Index" link above.  Once you have identified the location, click on the corresponding panel number below for the picture.

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1

20

19

3

23

38

18

4

24

37

17

Center Stone

5

26

35

15

27

28

33

34

7

14

8

13

Note: Panels 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and

                     25, 26, 27, 28, 29

are blank with no inscriptions.

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9

30

31

32

12

10

11

~~Flagpoles~~

The Memorial was Updated July 2018 This Website Updated August 3, 2018 with New Panels 10, 11, 12, 30, 31, 32, and 33