Kentucky National Guard Memorial Fund grows with newest donation

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By Spc. Scott Raper, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

Photo by Spc. Scott Raper/KYNG Public Affairs Office

FRANKFORT, Ky. (August 20, 2010)—A check for $2500 was presented to the Kentucky National Guard Memorial Fund by Col. Rodney Hayes on behalf of the Bluegrass Chapter of National Guard Fires Conference at Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort, Ky., August 19.

Representing the Kentucky National Guard Memorial Fund, Inc. were board chairman SFC (R) John M. Trowbridge and board secretary Jason M. LeMay, along with Brig. Gen. Joseph Richie, the Deputy Adjutant General of Kentucky.

Vision of the new Kentucky National Guard memorial to be built at Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort, Ky.

The donation was from funds raised during the 2010 National Guard Fires Conference held earlier this year in Louisville.  The Memorial Fund is closing in on $60,000 in total donations and is receiving more on a regular basis.  They are actively pursuing donations to make this memorial a reality in the near future.

The Kentucky National Guard Memorial Fund, Inc. – a non-profit organization – has one mission to raise money to design and construct a memorial at the entrance to Boone Center honoring all Citizen-Soldiers who have served in the Kentucky National Guard, in any duty status, from March 1912 to present especially those who paid the ultimate sacrifice defending the Nation and the Commonwealth. Currently 96 names of Kentucky Guardsmen who perished in the line of duty have been identified and another 40 names have been suggested and are being researched. (Learn more at www.kyngmemorial.com)

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