Take a walk through the Greenwood City Square. Take your time, and reverently observe the names displayed on the granite stepping stones. Each has a story, and although we do not know them all, we certainly do owe them all.
The original design was approved in 2007. A design/construction committee was formed and Chaired by Richard McKinney and Honorary Chair, the late 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.
Initial funding for the project was provided through a grant and over $100,000 in donations from local citizens. Each stone is donated by family members or organizations wishing to honor the military service of friends and family.
McKinney reported on Monday, March 15 that the expansion of the veterans memorial was underway. “This latest addition of curbing will complete the original design that was approved in 2007,” shared McKinney. “This new curbing will allow the parks department to place all the veteran stones that have been cut over the past few months.“
These veteran stones are sold for $150.00, are uniform in size (12”x12”), 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.