In holding with the mission of NABVETS, the Kentucky Command Council is working to aid and support veterans across the state of Kentucky. Chapters #23 Lexington, KY., Chapter #56 Louisville, Ky. and Chapter #70 Fort Knox, KY., come together to work on many projects and events, along with our community partners .
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- Honoring Women Veterans Month - The Month of March has been set as the official month to honor Women veterans and service women. NABVETS honors women veterans by having a program designed by women and run by women veterans and Auxiliary members. Each year this program will move from one Chapter to another. Vendors, agencies and organizations that offer support and assistance will be present to display what they offer to veterans. For a look at past honoring women veterans click on the link.
Shining the Light on Women Veterans
- Gathering of Eagles - Each year the Kentucky State Fair is held in August at the Louisville fairgrounds. NABVETS and the Kentucky State Command Council comes out and honors veterans and service personnel, the first Monday of the fair, "Gathering of Eagles." This event has become the starting point of NABVETS partnering up with many organizations that offer support for veterans, as well as joining forces with the Kentucky National Guard in an effort to bring the gap and create more opportunities to aide all veterans across Kentucky.
Gathering of Eagles
- Image Awards - The Eagle has been a sign of strength, freedom and service for America for many years. NABVETS has made The Eagle a main stay of service, honor and appreciation to veterans that have served in their military duty and have come back home to serve in their communities. It is also awarded to organizations, and civic leaders and other groups that show their support in working to help assure a more positive lifestyle for all veterans.
- "Lights of Honor" - Lights of Honor is a dual project. 1) It serves as an honor for selected veterans who are and have served in the community. 2) An area in a neighborhood is recognized as dark or not being well lit, a light is added to that area to light it up.
- "Eagles at Rest" - The military has provided many sites set aside for the laying to rest of veterans, yet some families have decided to lay their family members to rest in other cemeteries. Some veterans are buried in small neighborhood or church cemeteries across the country. In one small community of Louisville called Newburg, one of these small cemeteries is located, Forest Home Cemetery. NABVETS Chapter #56 has adopted this cemetery as its own. A small historic site that holds interest to members of Louisville Chapter #56 as they are decedents of the Founding Mother of the Newburg area Eliza Hundley Tevis.
Petersburg / Newburg Cemetery
Eagles at Rest