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. The project began in the mid-1980s with a group of citizens who successfully raised $60,000 to have the “Muhlenberg County War Memorial” constructed. The project consisted of 12, 300 lb.+ bronze plaques with the names of over 6,800 men and women who served in the four great wars. The original memorial was dedicated and unveiled on November 14th 1987. An additional 13th plaque was added to the memorial in July of 2003 with even more names of Muhlenberg County men and women who served, bringing the total number of names listed to well over 7,000. At the time of its construction the memorial was believed to be the only county memorial in the US to honor all of its veterans, living and deceased, from the four major wars in one memorial.
The plaza, that one sees today, was constructed in the mid-2000s via a city-county partnership. The memorial, at that time, was expanded to include the historic light fixtures, benches, curved concrete walkway, stage and inset brick that is enjoyed by so many today. The 13 plaques and flag poles were also re-oriented to their current positions at that time. The plaza is now also home to the Ephraim Brank Memorial, the only sculpture in Kentucky commemorating the War of 1812. In addition, it is now the site of many private and city hosted events each year and is also a special place of remembrance on Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day. The Plaza is also a nationally designated site for Arlington National Cemetery’s Wreaths Across America Program, that honors veterans each December.