The Gold Star Families Memorial is a tribute to the families and relatives who have lost a loved one in defense of freedom while serving in the armed forces.
The Gold Star Families Memorial was created by WWII veteran and Medal of Honor recipient Hershel "Woody" Williams.
This stunning black granite monument features two sides. One side bears the words: Gold Star Families Memorial Monument, a tribute to Gold Star Families and Relatives who sacrifice a Loved One for our Freedom.
The other side tells a story through the four granite panels: Homeland, Family, Patriot and Sacrifice. The scenes on each panel are a reflection of each community's Gold Star Families and their fallen Heroes. At the center of this tribute is a silhouette of the Loved One who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the name of Freedom.