The War in Kentucky

More than 300,000 Kentuckians served in World War II, and more than 7,900 died.

Community Events

Leading up to the premiere of Ken Burns’ The War, our Friends of KET volunteers hosted 14 events around Kentucky to honor the service of Kentuckians during World War II, both in battle and on the homefront.

A total of more than 1,000 people attended these community gatherings, which featured presentations honoring veterans and the WWII generation, plus screenings of a special preview reel of The War and KET’s production Kentucky WWII Veterans: In Their Own Words. We’ll be posting photos and other specifics soon. In the meantime, thank you to the community volunteers and event site staffs who made it happen, to the World War II veterans who joined us, and to the friends and neighbors who turned out to honor them at these locations:

Bowling Green

Kentucky Library and Museum at Western Kentucky University
September 18

Carlisle

The Neal Welcome Center
September 22

Elizabethtown

Nolin RECC
September 11

Erlanger

Kenton County Public Library
September 21

Frankfort

Kentucky State University
September 17

Fulton

Pontotoc Community Center
September 20

Hazard

Hal Rogers Center
September 13

Henderson

Wolf’s Banquet & Convention Center
September 20

Lexington

The Aviation Museum of Kentucky
September 22

Louisville

Louisville Science Center
September 19

Madisonville

American Legion Hall
September 18

Morehead

Morehead Conference Center
September 20

Murray

Murray Woman’s Club
September 13

Somerset

Somerset Community College
September 10