WHAT DOES GOLD STAR MEAN?
The term "Gold Star" describes a family member who has lost a loved one in military service. It also applies to “Next of Kin” families who lost a loved one in other than combat operations. The Gold Star first made an appearance during World War I after being placed over a service flag's blue star when a service member was killed in combat. The Gold Star signified the family's pride in the loved one's sacrifice rather than the mourning of their personal loss. Many Gold Star families wear the Gold Star lapel pin to signify their pride. The lapel pin displays a Gold Star with a purple background surrounded by a gold wreath and first made its appearance during World War I. The Gold Star Family Memorial was created by Medal of Honor Recipient Hershel “Woody" Williams to remember those families who have made the ultimate sacrifice. To learn more about the memorial, please visit our Gold Star Families Memorial Monument web page. "Dying for freedom isn't the worst thing that can happen. Being forgotten is." Georgie Carter-Krell (Mother of Posthumous Medal of Honor Recipient Pfc. Bruce W. Carter, USMCD - Florida Gold Star Families Memorial Monument Initially the Foundation’s goal was to establish a Gold Star Families Memorial Monument in Woody’s home state of West Virginia. Once that monument was complete, a new mission became clear to Woody and those at the Hershel “Woody” Williams Medal of Honor Foundation to establish these monuments in as many communities as possible in all 50 states. A new Gold Star Families Memorial Monument (GSFMM) honoring the families of servicemen and women who sacrificed their lives while serving in the military is currently being planned in the township of Clinton, Michigan.
The site location: Clinton Township Office 40700 Romeo Plank Clinton Township MI 48038
If anyone is interested in donating to help build this beautiful monument to honor Gold Star Families we greatly appreciate it.
We are also selling brick pavers to go around the base of the mounment that can be personalized. If you are interested please contact Nick Straffon by emailing him at email@example.com .
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We are hosting a Ground breaking ceremony on September 17th at 3pm est. for those would like to attend.
We are also hosting a fundraiser coming up on September 26, 2020 .
Thank you very much for your support to this project and the community!