Two of the men from Kentucky who served were awarded the Medal of Honor. Captain Samuel Woodford of Fort Thomas, Kentucky was among the most gallant of all American heroes according to General Pershing. The other Kentucky recipient of the Medal of Honor was Sergeant Willie Sandlin of Buckham, Kentucky.
World War I officially ended on Armistice Day, on the 11th hour of the 11th of November, 1918. For the next twenty-three years, Americans recognized and memorialized the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month to recognize those who died in the Great War. After the conclusion of World War II, this day was renamed to Veterans' Day to incorporate those who had fought in World War I, World War II, and previous and future conflicts.