Thursday, March 31, 2016

Kentucky National Guard to host Memorial Day event

(AP) — The Kentucky National Guard plans to host its first annual Memorial Day event in Frankfort.

A statement from the Kentucky National Guard Memorial Fund says the event will be held at 2 p.m. on May 30 at the Boone National Guard Center. During the ceremony, 18 names will be added to the Kentucky National Guard Memorial bringing the total number of names on the monument to 251. The memorial includes the names of men and women who have fallen in the line of duty since 1912.

The event is free and open to the public. Relatives of the fallen guard members are encouraged to attend.