Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation, Inc.
The design concept is in the form of a large sundial. The stainless steel gnomon casts its shadow upon a granite plaza. The names of 1,103 Kentuckians lost in the war are engraved into the plaza, including 23 missing in action. Each name is placed so that the tip of the shadow touches his name on the anniversary of his death, thus giving each fallen veteran his personal Memorial Day.
The location of each name is fixed mathematically, by the date of casualty, the geographic location of the memorial, the height of the gnomon and the physics of solar movement. The stones were then designed and cut to avoid dividing any individual name. The resulting radial-concentric joint pattern suggests a "web", symbolic of the entangling nature of this war.