PATRIOT ENSHRINEMENT POLICY
PATRIOTS PEACE MEMORIAL
Thank you for your interest in nominating a deceased veteran for enshrinement in the Patriots Peace Memorial. As the name reflects, the monument was built in memory of those men and women in military service, who died during honorable service in the line of duty, under conditions other than those of declared hostile action. Every service member trains and prepares physically and mentally to serve in combat if called on. All stand ready to give his or her all in the cause of freedom. Some lose their lives before being called.
Our emphasis has been to find and honor veterans with local ties, who have died in service after the Vietnam War. We have a memorial service for our honorees annually at noon on Memorial Day. At that time we honor any new patriots approved for enshrinement during the preceding year. Due to the expense associated with the actual crafting of glass bricks, removal of concrete blocks, and installation in the memorial itself, the installation of bricks is periodically accomplished when sufficient honorees (3-4) have been approved for enshrinement.
Official documentation is required from the member's service to certify that a potential honoree was serving honorably at the time of his or her death and that it was not a result of misconduct or through some circumstance caused by the service member. The death may have occurred during regular off-duty time or official leave. In the case of Reservists and National Guard personnel, the death may have occurred while traveling to or from official duty or during any period of time while the service member was in a paid status.
The attached page explains the documentation that is required for enshrinement and how to obtain it. In general, the next of kin at the time of death should have received these documents. A photocopy is acceptable and may be mailed to the address below.
PATRIOTS PEACE MEMORIAL, INC.
PO Box 355
Prospect, Kentucky 40059