FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- The fundraising drive for a National Guard memorial in Frankfort has hit the final stretch.
Joshua Witt, a guardsman who is volunteering his time to help with the memorial, told The State Journal that another $580,000 is needed to meet the $1.3 million goal.
He is hoping a majority of that can be raised with three benefit concerts being held this year.
The first, on Feb. 8, features Delbert Clinton and Exile. On April 19, the Kentucky Headhunters and Black Stone Cherry are slated to perform. The third concert on Aug. 23 features The Charlie Daniels Band and Sunday Best. Witt said 100 percent of the ticket price goes to the memorial.
Officials aim to break ground on the monument on Memorial Day and dedicate it on Veterans Day.