The Jackson County Veterans Memorial Committee wants to give all Veterans the recognition they deserve. If you did not get your name or your family or friends name on the memorial as of yet please submitting their DD214 form for the Veterans you know. We would like to honor all Jackson County Veterans. September 1st is the dead line for submitting the DD214 for the next stone to be engraved. It may be several years before we gather enough names for future stones.
To qualify to be honored on the memorial you must be honorably discharged and reside or have resided in Jackson County at some point in your life. If you have submitted names and still do not see them on the memorial it means that the committee was missing information. The committee must have the DD214 or official records with legible name, rank, date entered and date separated from service.
The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce has made the Veterans Memorial Committee an honorary member. Thanks to dedication of Mike Stidham a web site http://jackchamber.org/jcvm.html has been completed with a list of all the veterans from Jackson County that are on the memorial. Go to the bottom of this page and click on the words “Veterans Memorial Index” to see listing of all names on the memorial. This is an interactive site where you can see a photograph of each panel on the memorial. If you cannot travel back home to Jackson County, we hope you can find your name or loved one’s name on this web site. Please look over this list and if you know of someone who needs to be honored please get a copy of their DD214 form and drop it off at the Jackson County Library in McKee or at JC Tec Industries in Annville or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The collection of names and fund-raising efforts are an ongoing effort by the Jackson County Veteran Memorial Committee. Funds are needed for the etching of more names. improvements and the maintenance of the memorial. DD214 forms and/or donations can be sent to Jackson County Veterans Memorial, PO Box 1423, McKee, KY 40447. If you have questions call Judy Schmitt 606-364-2024 or Jim Bryant 606-287-8828.
If we do not collect enough new names by September 1st, we will use some of the names of veterans who have filed their DD214 at the courthouse. If you do not want your names on the memorial and you have filled your form at the court house please contact us at one of the numbers above. The Veteran Memorial Committee would like to thank everyone who donated to the memorial and the Jackson County Jailer and inmates for helping to maintain it.