COVINGTON, KY - On Friday, September 29, at 4:30 p.m., the City of Covington will host the grand opening ceremony for the Armed Services Memorial in Devou Park. The memorial will be rededicated to honor and remember all U.S. Armed Forces and U.S. Department of Defense personnel who have paid the ultimate sacrifice and continue to pay the ultimate price in defending the freedoms and liberties of the United States of America and people around the world.
- Friday, September 29 at 4:30 p.m.
- Devou Park, Bandshell Blvd.
- Covington, KY 41011
- The memorial is located across the street from the Bandshell Concert Bowl
The ceremony will be led by Devou Park Advisory Committee (DPAC) Member Pete Nerone. The ceremony will also include the Posting of the Colors by the Young Marines, Invocation and Benediction by Bishop Charles Fann, singing of the National Anthem by LeeAnn Kordenbrock, playing of Taps by VFW Post 6905 Quartermaster John Shirley, and more.
Originally installed in 1969 at the intersection of Prisoners Lake Drive and Montague Road, the Armed Services Memorial was recreated and relocated to its new location on Bandshell Blvd. Featured within the memorial are six bronze Armed Forces Medallions that represent the six U.S. branches of the Armed Services: Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Merchant Marines. Additionally, there is a Fallen Soldier Medallion featured within the memorial.