Colored Soldiers Monument In Frankfort
The Colored Soldiers Monument in Frankfort, Kentucky's Green Hill Cemetery, at the corner of US-60 and US-127, is the only Kentucky monument to black soldiers that participated in the American Civil War, and one of only four in the entire United States. The GAR Monument in Covington is the only other monument built by the Grand Army of the Republic in the state of Kentucky.
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“The monument of death will outlast the memory of the dead. The Pyramids do not tell the tale which was confided to them; the living fact commemorates itself.”
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