Gov. Steve Beshear spoke during the Memorial Day ceremony at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North in Williamstown.
Beshear announced the 11-11-11 initiative, an event to honor the state loyal and brave men and women.
The celebration will include an event at the Capitol, an art contest and additional events to be announced.
At Monday’s ceremony, a memorial carillon (bell tower) was dedicated. The guest speaker was William A. Boettcher, president of AMVETS National Service Foundation.