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Metro Parks Newsroom

Veterans Day Memorial Service Held in Jefferson Memorial Forest

Tuesday November 6, 2007

-- Service is on Nov. 11 at 1 p.m. --

Soldiers who have fought in foreign wars will be honored during a service at Jefferson Memorial Forest on Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11, at 1 p.m. Metro Parks and Metro Councilwoman Vicki Welch (D-13) are hosting the ceremony at the forest’s Welcome Center, 11311 Mitchell Hill Road in the village of Fairdale.

Jefferson Memorial Forest ( was established in the 1940s as a woodland tribute to Kentucky veterans who have served our nation during times of war. A veterans’ monument was created near the Welcome Center in 2006, with funds provided by Welch and former Metro Councilman Ron Weston, now a state representative. The 6,191-acre forest is the nation’s largest municipal urban forest.

During the service a swag of flowers will be placed on the Memorial dedicated last year to commemorate The Forest’s purpose as a natural living tribute to the veterans who served bravely in our nation’s foreign wars. 13th District Councilwoman, Vicki Welch will be the keynote speaker. Attending veterans are welcomed to share a memory of their time in service. A reception will follow.

The first 20 veterans to arrive will receive a gift bag and gift certificate from Jefferson Memorial Forest’s shop. 

Media Contact:
Tonya Swan, Jefferson Memorial Forest
502/366-5432 or 502/815-2265