Proud to honor and remember those who have served and sacrificed in our nation's Armed Forces.

We welcome all visitors to stop by the VETERANS HALL OF HONOR and VETERANS COURTYARD free of charge during your stay in Edmonson County, Kentucky.

The dedication to preserve these memorials in Edmonson County continues to acknowledge, affirm, and commemorate each veteran’s role in history from the war of 1812 to present day.

Veterans Memorial Day Ceremony

Attend the annual Memorial Day Service on the courthouse lawn, sponsored by the DAV & Auxiliary Chapter 12, and join us in honoring all veterans, especially the men and women who gave it all. Memorial Day is reserved for solemn remembrance and allows us to pay humble respects and say thank you to all of the veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

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Veterans Courtyard

In 2014, County Judge Executive Wil Cannon approached the DAV and Auxiliary about dedicating the Edmonson County courtyard as the VETERANS COURTYARD. The Wiley N. Willis Veterans Memorial Wall was built to recognize veterans. The response for veteran names was so great that a second wall was needed to accommodate the additional names, thus the erection of the Victory Wall.

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Veterans Hall Of Honor

In 1941, County Judge Pleas Sanders, a highly decorated WWI veteran, established a photo gallery of service men and women in the entry hall of the courthouse. Members of the community would gather at the courthouse to pay homage to their loved ones, share correspondence or any news about the war, and have prayer for their safe keeping and return from war.

On August 31, 2013, a formal dedication ceremony declared the hallway the VETERANS HALL OF HONOR.

The Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary, under the direction of Commander Maurita Miller and Adjutant Perneila (Penny) Saltsman, elevated the honor of these men and women by adding more display cases and organizing photos according to war era, as well as adding authentic memorabilia.

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