Veterans memorials

Peacekeeper Monument
Peacekeeper Monument in Hopkinsville, Kentucky

Hopkinsville, Kentucky
Fort Campbell Memorial Park
Intersection of 41-A and Pennyrile Parkway
GPS coordinates: 36.83117,-87.47241

Take a photo of your rally flag and motorcycle with the above image.*

Fort Campbell Memorial Park honors the 248 soldiers who were killed on December 12, 1985 in Gander, Newfoundland while returning home to Fort Campbell from a peace-keeping mission in the Sinai. Most of the soldiers were from the 101st Airborne unit and the crash upon takeoff is still regarded as one of the worst air disasters in military history.

Maj. General John Herrling was the commander of the 2nd Brigade at the time and had to tell a gymnasium full of families expecting to welcome home their solders that were no survivors.

The 16-acre park features a paved walking trail, benches and the lighted “Peacekeeper” monument sculpted by local artist Steve Shields. The seven-foot copper statue is fronted by granite markers chiseled with the names of the fallen soldiers.

Also in the area: If you are hungry for some great barbeque and homemade pies, head over to the Woodshed BBQ, 1821 West 7th Street. Get there early for the best pie selection.

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