100 South Main Street
Greenville, KY 42345
The Muhlenberg County Veterans Mall and Plaza is a place of honor for all Muhlenberg County residents who served in World War I, World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. In the mid-1980s a group of citizens raised $60,000 to have the “Muhlenberg County War Memorial” constructed. The project consisted of 12, 300 lb.+ bronze plaques with names of over 6,800 men and women who served. The dedication of the original memorial was on November 14th. 1987. Finally, with an additional plaque added in 2003, the list of names totaled well over 7,000. Believed to be the only county memorial in the US to honor all of its veterans, living and deceased, from the four major wars, at the time of its construction.
A city-county partnership, constructed the current plaza, in the mid-2000s. The expansion of the memorial included historic light fixtures, benches, and stage that is enjoyed by many today.
The plaza is also home to the Ephraim Brank Memorial, the only sculpture in Kentucky commemorating the War of 1812. It is certainly a special place of remembrance on Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day. The Arlington National Cemetery’s Wreaths Across America Program has also designated the Plaza as a national program site, honoring veterans each December.