Governor Steve Beshear's Communications Office
Gov. Beshear Encourages Kentuckians to Honor Veterans

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, November 10, 2015  
Contact Information:  Terry Sebastian
Jennifer Brislin

FRANKFORT, Ky. – In honor of Veterans Day, Gov. Steve Beshear is encouraging Kentuckians to recognize the courage, dedication and sacrifice of our soldiers and veterans. 

“Kentucky is home to more than 331,000 living veterans, and each of them deserves our utmost gratitude and respect,” said Gov. Beshear.  “On this Veterans Day, Jane and I urge you to honor our service members and give thanks to those who sacrificed so much for our freedoms.” 

Gov. Beshear has proclaimed Nov. 8-15 as Veterans Week in Kentucky, and the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs (KDVA) is hosting several events and ceremonies throughout the week at state veterans nursing homes and cemeteries.  Go to for more information. 

Recently, Gov. Beshear released a special commentary on veterans, recognizing their service and the administration’s efforts to support veterans and their families.  To view, go to