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Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Located in Frankfort, Kentucky, overlooking the state capitol building, Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial contains the name of 1,103 Kentuckians killed in the Vietnam War. The memorial is in the form of a sundial with the names placed so that the tip of the gnomon's shadow touches each man's name on the date of his death, thus giving each fallen warrior his own personal memorial day.
sign - Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial

sign at Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial

sign at Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial
sign at Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial
sign at Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial
The design concept is in the form of a large sundial. The stainless steel gnomon casts its shadow upon a granite plaza. There are 1,100 names of Kentuckians on the memorial, including 23 missing in action. Each name is engraved into the plaza, and placed so that the tip of the shadow touches his name on the anniversary of his death, thus giving each fallen veteran a personal Memorial Day.
the sundial at Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial
the sundial at Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial
These photos show the sun hitting the sundial at different times of day
the sun hitting the sundial
the sun hitting the sundial
Lee Duquette at the sundial
The location of each name is fixed mathematically by the date of casualty, the geographic location of the memorial, the height of the gnomon and the physics of solar movement. The stones were then designed and cut to avoid dividing any individual name. The resulting radial-concentric joint pattern suggests a "web", symbolic of the entangling nature of this war.
list of those MIA 
some of the inscribed names 
The circle of stones around the base of the gnomon are inscribed with the verse from Ecclesiastes 3:1-8:
verse from Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
verse from Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
verse from Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
Other verses are listed below:
For everything there is a season;
and a time for every matter under heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die;
A time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal,
A time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
A time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to seek, and a time to lose;
A time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to rend, and a time to sew;
A time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate;

A time for war, and a time for peace.
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Kentucky's Capital City and Capitol Building
Kentucky's Natural Bridge & Sky Lift
Red
River
Gorge
Zipline


Nada Tunnel
stand-off

Josephine Sculpture Park

Kentucky Vietnam
Veterans Memorial

U.S. Marine Corp. history Daniel Boone's
grave site
Louisville, KY and the Mega Cavern
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