LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. (AP) - Wal-Mart employees and customers have been collecting money for the Kentucky National Guard Memorial and will deliver more than $200,000 to be used for the project.
The ceremony is taking place Monday at the Wal-Mart in Lawrenceburg where employees will present a check to Gov. Steve Beshear and Maj. Gen. Edward W. Tonini, Kentucky's adjutant general. Wal-Mart Regional General Manager and Vice President David Reitnauer will also be on hand for the celebration.
The memorial is being built at the entrance to the Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort. It will include names of Guard members who died in the line of duty, as well as a statue of Daniel Boone.
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