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    Check out this list of awesome Memorial Day events in and around Louisville! 


    Memorial Day at Churchill Downs
    700 Central Avenue

    Image: National Guard

    Honor the veteran or active military member in your life this Memorial Day at Louisville’s historic Churchill Downs. Those with an active duty or retired military ID will be granted free admission to the racetrack on Monday and will also be offered a special discount for a meal on Millionaire’s Row. The Downs’ gates will open at 11:30am with a military salute being held before the first race at 12:45pm. Check out Churchill Downs’ website for more details.


    Flags4Vets at Waterfront Park
    North Great Lawn, 129 River Road

    Image: Waterfront Park

    Using 25,000 American flags from the graves of fallen soldiers, volunteers of this event will spell out “USA” on the waterfront’s Great Lawn. Together, the letters will stretch 450’ wide. Once completed, Mayor Greg Fischer will hold a Memorial Day service in honor of America’s fallen soldiers. Visit Waterfront Park’s website to learn how you can get involved. 


    Military Appreciation at Slugger Field
    401 E. Main Street


    The Louisville Bats will face the Toledo Mud Hens on Memorial Day and all retired and active duty military members are invited to attend the game for free. Just show your military ID at the ticket booth to receive your free ticket. The game starts at 4:05pm. 


    Memorial Day Interfaith Service at New Zion Baptist Church
    501 Louis Coleman Jr. Drive


    Honor America's fallen soldiers at a gathering of multi-faith members of the community. There will be music, story-sharing and a prayer service to remember and honor those we've lost in combat and those who are still bravely serving. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information about this special service, visit the event's website


    Memorial Day Service in Veterans Cemetery Central
    2501 N. Dixie Blvd, Radcliff, KY


    Join soldiers from Fort Knox as they honor their fallen colleagues at Radcliff's Veterans Cemetery this Memorial Day. This beautiful cemetery serves as the honorable resting place for many veterans and those who have perished in combat. Located directly south of Fort Knox, Radcliff sits 35 miles south of Louisville and makes for a pleasant mini-roadtrip destination. The ceremony begins at 11:30am. For more information, visit the cemetery's website

    Free Admission to King's Island
    6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason, OH

    This isn't a drill, military families! It's a little far away, but this deal is worth it. All active duty and retired military members will receive free admission into Kings Island this Memorial Day weekend. Present a valid military ID to receive free admission into the park May 27-30. For more information, visit Kings Island's website




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