News: Breaking new ground for veterans
Story by Sgt. 1st Class Gary Cooper
RADCLIFF, Ky. -- Army leaders, local officials and veterans all shared in a groundbreaking ceremony Sept. 18 for a veterans center in Radcliff.
“It’s a very exciting day,” said Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear. “Our veterans have sacrificed a lot. It’s our responsibility to give back to our veterans.”
The Radcliff Veterans Center will give back to veterans by housing 120 of them, in 10-room community living pods that Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Ken Lucas said couldn’t be nicer.
“Each veteran gets their own room, shower, television, and breakfast, whatever they want,” said Lucas.
Commanding general of the 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Brig. Gen. Flem B. “Donnie” Walker Jr., said the location would also make a big difference.
“It means a lot, with so many veterans retiring in Hardin and the surrounding counties, that families living nearby won’t have to travel for hours to visit them.”
The center is scheduled to open June, 2015.