365 Vernon Cooper Lane
GPS coordinates: 38.17711,-84.8640
Take a photo of your rally flag and motorcycle with the above image.*
The stainless steel gnomon of this large sundial casts its shadow upon a granite plaza. There are 1,103 names of Kentuckians on the memorial, including 23 missing in action. Each name is engraved into the plaza, and placed so that the tip of the shadow touches his name on the anniversary of his death, thus giving each fallen veteran a personal Memorial Day.
The location of each name is fixed mathematically by the date of casualty, the geographic location of the memorial, the height of the gnomon and the physics of solar movement. The stones were then designed and cut to avoid dividing any individual name. The resulting radial-concentric joint pattern suggests a "web," symbolic of the entangling nature of this war. This site overlooks the state capital building.
Also in the area: To taste a famous Kentucky Bourbon Ball, head over to the Rebecca Ruth Candy Factory, 112 East 2nd Street. For a few dollars you can get a factory tour and a sample Bourbon Ball. This may be the smallest factory you every go to, but it may also be the tastiest!
*If motorcycle, rally flag and above image can't be in the same photo, submit two photos: one with rally flag and above image, and another with rally flag and motorcycle nearby. If the site is CLOSED or inaccessible, submit a photo with rally flag and motorcycle nearby, along with an explanation.
Tour of Honor-Kentucky is sponsored by Don Cizik.