About the Veterans Memorial Square & Patriot Walk
The City Square in downtown Greenwood has become the area’s finest permanent memorial to the sacrifices of uniformed service men and women. The memorial was the dream of Mayor Kenneth Edwards and Parks Director Doug Kinslow. A design/construction committee was formed and chaired by Richard McKinney and Honorary Chair Fred Kinslow. The committee included members of the Harris-Hannah VFW Post 6527, the South Sebastian County Historical Society, Greenwood Chamber of Commerce, Greenwood City department heads and concerned citizens that stayed involved throughout the entire construction process. The Committee worked with Greenwood architect Michael LeJong, of MAHG Architecture, on plans for the Memorial Square, which included granite squares with names of area veterans.
Initial funding for the project was provided through a grant, facilitated by Senator Ed Wilkinson, State Representatives Steve Breedlove, Shirley Walters, Mayor Kenneth Edwards and over $100,000 in donations from local citizens. Subsequent phases have received grants with the help of State Representative Charlotte Douglas and Senator Jake Files.
A key part of the Veterans’ Memorial Square, is the “Patriots Walk”. It circles the clock tower and contains granite stones, bearing the names of veterans. Each stone is donated by family members or organizations wishing to honor the military service of friends and family.
These veteran stones are sold for $150.00, are uniform in size (12”x12”) and content and are randomly placed in the square along all of the sidewalks.
If you are interested in donating a stone for a veteran, please click on the following link to print a subscription form. Once completed, drop it off at City Hall or mail it with a check to City of Greenwood, P.O. Box 1450, Greenwood, Arkansas 72936.
Stepping Stone Application