May 26th 2016 Evening at Churchill Downs Races Fundraising Event for the Veterans Memorial Park of Kentucky

Medal of Honor Recipient Hershel "Woody" Williams USMC and Silver Star Recipient Col John Casper USAF invite you to spend an evening at the races May 26th to help raise funds for the Veterans Memorial Park of Kentucky.

The Heroes and Horses day at the races to benefit the building of the Medal of Honor Marker begins at 5:00pm at Churchill Downs; First race is at 5:30pm. The Veterans Memorial Park Classic is set to run around 7:30pm with the last race scheduled at 8:30pm.

Our special guests will also include Hall of Fame Jockey Pat Day, and the Deputy Commissioner of Kentucky Veterans Affairs and former Miss America Heather French Henry.
Please check in at GATE 17. Proper attire is required (Business Casual no denim please) and please note that all tickets must be purchased in advance. Please use the following link regarding our Privacy and Refund 
Ticket Information:

General Admission                $75.00  
(Active Duty Military $65.00)
                                                            Turf Club, Buffet Dinner, Live Horse Racing, Silent Auction,
                                                                           Veterans Memorial Park Classic Race

VIP Tickets                           $150.00 Turf Club, Buffet Dinner, Live Horse Racing,
                                                                           Seating with VIP's, Veteran Memorial Park Classic Race 
Event Information:
The event is a major fundraiser for the Veterans Memorial Park of Kentucky - a project that will build markers and monuments to recognize those who served and especially those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. The park will also work to educate visitors - especially the youth - in military history. More information about the park can be found at

Enjoy the evening among heroes! Your purchase gives you access to Churchill Downs' Turf Club! Buffet Dinner! Silent Auction and more!!!

Hershel "Woody" Williams

Col John Casper

Ernie West

Dakota Meyer

More Information about the Veterans Memorial Park of Kentucky:

Veterans Memorial Park of Kentucky, a 33,000+ square foot dedicated area, will lie adjacent Veterans Memorial Parkway, a named segment of KY 329 in Crestwood, Kentucky. The Park will be built in a 4-school complex. Veterans Memorial Park of Kentucky, Inc., a 501(c)3 organization, will unveil markers each year that will serve to remind us of our veterans, especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice to preserve our American freedoms.

The three types of markers and monuments in the Park will:                                                                         

  • Provide historical information about wars/campaigns/military actions where Americans fought and died including large monuments showing etched historical scenes;
  • Provide historical information about those who were significant in military history (e.g., Windtalkers, Tuskegee Airmen, WAAFs, Rainbow Infantry Division, service animals); and
  • Include quotes appropriate to the military and veterans. 

Veterans Memorial Park of Kentucky has two missions:

  • Recognize those who served their country, especially those who paid the ultimate price
  • Educate Park visitors, especially the youth, in military history

With more social history being taught in the education systems, less military history is being taught...and, the history in textbooks are being rewritten. The project will address this situation in a meaningful manner, including DIRECTLY involving youth in the project.

Youth involvement and education is what will make Veterans Memorial Park of Kentucky one of the most unique parks for veterans in America.  In addition, senior citizens will provide guided group tours.