Louisville, KY (NEWS RELEASE) - Kentucky Treasurer Todd Hollenbach took take part in the Veterans Day Parade on Monday November 11 in Louisville. From 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., Treasurer Hollenbach will help veterans and their families search for unclaimed property in a booth set up along the parade route on Main Street between Fourth and Fifth Streets.
In particular the Treasurer hopes to reunite veterans or their families with hundreds of military items that sit unclaimed in the Treasury vault.
"Our vault in Frankfort contains over 350 unclaimed military items. Among them a bronze star, seven navy medals, two purple hearts, numerous battle ribbons and campaign pins, dog tags and dozens of discharge papers including one from the Civil War!" Hollenbach said.
In August, Treasurer Hollenbach returned medals and other honors from the Treasury's unclaimed property vault to the family of World War II veteran and Kentucky hero Lt. Col. Roy H. Owsley of Louisville in a ceremony held at the State Capitol Rotunda posthumously honoring Owsley's long career in service.
"We owe it to our military service members to go the extra mile to return these items. Their stories deserve to be told, and their memories need to be preserved." Hollenbach added.
If you're a veteran missing a medal or discharge papers or a relative looking to discover a military legacy, all you need to do is visit www.MissingMoney.com and look for the Military Property Owners listing.
The State Treasurer serves as custodian of all property surrendered to the state that is presumed lost or abandoned. Each year, the Kentucky Treasury returns millions of dollars in unclaimed property to Kentucky residents. Since 2008, under the proactive leadership of Treasurer Todd Hollenbach and his Treasure Finder's Program, the Treasury has returned a record $ 92-million in unclaimed property.