Welcome to Kentucky Vets! It should never be forgotten that Some Gave All and All Gave Some.
Kentucky Vets is dedicated to all veterans who honorably served their country, especially those fellow brothers and sisters in arms from Kentucky. The website is only an information service with no offered guarantees or warrantees once any link is accessed. Please notify me if any link is no longer valid or if you would like to offer a link to be added to the website (with category) AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE. It is especially hoped that those of you who are developing or pursuing a Veterans Affairs claim will benefit from the website. MANY LINKS HAVE ADDITIONAL LINKS TO OTHER VETERAN'S RESOURCES. Don Helton, Veterans Advocate, Pewee Valley, KY firstname.lastname@example.org
THERE IS A MOVEMENT FOR VETERANS TO SALUTETHE FLAG RATHER THAN PLACING THEIR HAND OVER THEIR HEARTS WHEN HONORING THE FLAG, FALLEN COMRADES, AND/OR THE COUNTRY (E.G. WHEN THE NATIONAL COLORS PASS OR ARE PRESENTED, WHEN THE NATIONAL ANTHEM OR HONORS ARE PLAYED, OR WHEN TAPS ARE PLAYED AND FIRING SQUAD OR GUNS RENDER HONORS). THIS IS A MATTER OF CHOICE - WE HAVE EARNED THE RIGHT TO RENDER A SALUTE! PLEASE PASS TO OTHERS.
RET. ARMY MG LEWIS
"American soldiers in battle do't fight for what some president says on T.V., the don't fight for mom, apple pie, the American flag... they fight for one another."
LTG Hal Moore
A veteran - whether active duty, retired, national guard or reserve - is someone who, at one point in his or her life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United Stats of America", for an amount "up to, and including my life". That is honor, and thre are way to many people in this country who no longer understand it.
Do not think that you are forgotten. One of our biggest supporters is former Miss America, Heather French Henry, who travels the nation bringing attention to veteran's issues. She said "We must continue to honor those fell by servicing those who live". Please visit her website at www.heathersveterans.org for more information about her foundation that addresses veterans' Homelessness, Health Care, Education, Legislation, Benefits.
I contend that American Warriors are the ultimate lovers of peace. They are lovers of peace even more so than the citizen exercising their first amendment constitutional right on the capital grounds demanding peace now. I contend that American Warriors are the ultimate lovers of peace. They vow to insure the peace. They vow to insure the peace if you and me. May we ALWAYS have such lovers of peace."
USCG Lt. CDR Gerald Nauert, from his 2007 Memorial Day speech in LaGrange, KY
"The Willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified shall be directly proportional as to how they perceive the veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by theur nation."
Louisville Alderman Hal Heiner said at a ceremony for the traveling Vietnam Wall (the Wall that heals) "Every day we work to move our civilization to the point when peaceful solutions are invoked in the place of armed conflict. Even when we reach that ultimate goal, this Memorial, and other such remembrances, will serve as reminders of the sacrifices made to get us to that point. It will ensure that these chapters in our nation's history are not forgotten, and the struggle to live in a peaceful, free world did not come without heavy sacrifice."
It is the VETERAN, not the preacher, who has given us freedom of religion.
It is the VETERAN, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the VETERAN, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the VETERAN, not the campus organizer, who has given us freedom to assemble.
It is the VETERAN, not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It is the VETERAN, not the politician, who has given us the right to vote.
It is the VETERAN, who salutes the Flag.
It is the VETERAN, who serves under the Flag.
GRANT THEM O LORD, AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON THEM ETERNAL REST.
"If we desire peace, one ot the most powerful institutions of our rising postenity, it must be known that we are at all times ready for war."
"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things: the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks nothing worth a war is worse."
John Stuart Mill from The Contest in America, 1862
"The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten."
President Calvin Coolidge
"For those who fight for it, life has a special flavor the protected will never know."
Unknown defender for Khe Sanh in Vietnam
"In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, and brave and hated, and scomed. When his cause succeeds the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot."
"We've got to continue to find ways to honor our 25 million veterans that have served our country with such honor and distinction."
"Today let us also remember the barve soldiers who died for our freedom and our veterans who selflessly stood in harm's way to guard our freedoms."
Michael N. Castle
"And when they have done their job, America must look after and honor its veterans."
"The veterans of our military services have put their lives on the line to protet the freedoms that we enjoy. They have dedicated their lives to their country and deserve to be recognized for their commitment."
"We view our Nation's strength and security as a trust, upon which rests the hope of free men everywhere."
Dwight D. Eisenhower
"From the world wars of Europe to the jungles of the Far East, from the deserts of the Middle East to the African continent, and even here in our own hemisphere, our vetrans have made the world a better place and America the grat country we are today."
"The sacrifices made by the veterans and their willingness to fight in defense of our nation merit our deep respect and praise - and to the best in benefits and medical care."
"... the soldier above all other people prays for peace, for he must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war."
General Douglas MacArthur
"America is not what is wrong with the world - it's a symbol for what the world does right, from defense of freedom to rebuilding of nations that have suffered. All verterans have played a part in this noble tradition, We have kept our nation safe, we have kept our nation free, we have aided more people worldwide than any other nation could ever deram of doing, and we've preserved our way of life for generations."
From Veterans Day speech given by Kentucky Air National Guard COL Steven Bullard
"To be a veteran is to be part of a special fraternity. We've been through basic training, we've worn the uniform, we've proven our willingness to sacrifice, and if need be, to lay down our life, for our nation and freedom. To be a veteran is to wear a badge of courage."
From the same Veterans Day speech given by Kentucky Ai National Guard COL Steven Bullard
"Congressmen who willfully take actions during wartime that damage morale and undermine the military are saboteurs and should be arrested, exiled, or hanged."
President Abraham Lincoln
"War is an ugly thing but not the ugliest of things; the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feelings which thinks that nothing is wirth war is much worse. A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fogut, nothing whicis is more important than his own personal safety , is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."
John Stuart Mill
*From Call to Arms by COL Larry L. Amett