Week of Valor

The Veterans Resource United Central/Southeastern KY (VRUCK) is proud to be a part of the 2017 Week of Valor, celebrating the contributions of American’s veterans to our nation.  While the highlight of the week is the 2017 Lexington Veterans Day Parade, community events throughout Central Kentucky will take place beginning November 3 that pay tribute to our veterans. Visit our Facebook Event page for the latest information.

2017 Week of Valor Schedule of Events

(As of 10/27/2017)

Friday, November 3
Week of Valor Proclamation
10 a.m. ~Charles Young Center, 540 E. Third Street

Saturday, November 4

Salute to Veterans
University of Kentucky vs. University of Mississippi Football Game
4 p.m. ~ Kroger Field ~ Buy Tickets

Sunday, November 5

12 – 4 p.m. ~ 5K run at the Lexington VA Medical Center
Proceeds will benefit The Fisher House, slated for construction at the Lexington VA Medical Center in 2018 ~ More Info

Tuesday, November 7

Operation Wildcat
7 – 10 p.m. ~ Kroger Field, University of Kentucky

Wednesday, November 8

BCTC Chili Cook Off
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. ~ Leestown Campus

Celebrating Women Veterans
6 p.m. ~ Hosted by Lady Veterans Connect and the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs and sponsored by members of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council.
Lexington Senior Center, 195 Life Lane

Military Missions Event
6 – 8 p.m. ~ Kentucky National Guard Armory

Thursday, November 9

Kentucky State University Veterans Event
11 a.m. ~ Bradford Hall

“Veterans of Color” Documentary Screening
6:30 p.m. ~ Lyric Theatre, 300 E 3rd Street

Friday, November 10

Senior Center Veterans Breakfast
9 a.m. ~Veterans 60 and older can RSVP at the Senior Center 859-278-6072 starting on November 1.
Lexington Senior Center, 195 Life Lane

Veterans Monument Dedication Ceremony
11 a.m. ~ Cove Haven Cemetery
984 Whitney Avenue, Lexington

Veterans Public Forum 
6 p.m. ~ Road Map to Jobs for Veterans
Lexington Lion’s Bluegrass Pavilion, Masterson Station Park

Saturday, November 11 ~ Veterans Day

Appreciation Event at Veterans Park 
10 a.m. ~ Council member Susan Lamb will host the event.

Camp Nelson National Cemetery Ceremony 
11 a.m. ~ Camp Nelson National Cemetery Flag Pole, 6980 Danville Rd., Nicholasville

Thomson-Hood Veterans Day Ceremony 
11 a.m. ~ Thomson-Hood Veterans Center, 100 Veterans Drive, Wilmore

2017 Lexington Veterans Day Parade
1 p.m. ~ Veterans Day Kickoff Celebration at Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza
2 p.m. ~ Parade begins


Week of Valor participants and sponsors include:  VRUCK, Lady Veterans Connect, City of Lexington, Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.