Feb 28 2018
The first Gold Star Families Monument was completed recently and dedicated Friday, February 23rd, 2018 at the Veterans Park on Dewitt Henry Drive. Lt. Governor Tim Griffin was one of the featured speakers along with Hershel “Woody” Williams, WWII Medal of Honor recipient and force behind the Gold Star Families Monument program which has placed hundreds of monuments through the U.S. The weather was cold with intermittent rain but there were more than 100 people there including many Gold Star Family members. Three honorary Gold Star Families Memorial Monument Project Board Members received medals. They were Bubba Beason, Jeff Marshall and VFW Officer Ken Adams.