Here’s another free place with historical significance in Frankfort, Ky. We want to remember the men and women who fought for our country. Many of our road trips include teaching opportunities. This Memorial is a great “stretch break” that allows us to learn and engage in family conversations about history.
The design concept is in the form of a large sundial. The stainless steel gnomon casts its shadow upon a granite plaza. There are 1,100 names of Kentuckians on the memorial, including 23 missing in action.
Each name is engraved into the plaza, and placed so that the tip of the shadow touches his name on the anniversary of his death, thus giving each fallen veteran a personal Memorial Day.
What historical site do you like to visit in your state? I would love to add it to the list of frugal road trip ideas for other families!