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Groundbreaking for Gold Star Family Monument

Jul 23 2019

Jaylon Morris | WXXV25

Gone, but not forgotten, and soon to be forever remembered through a monumental project in the City of Biloxi.

The City of Biloxi has been working with Keesler Federal Credit Union, Gulf Coast Gold Star families, and the Woody Williams Medal of Honor Foundation to bring a Gold Star Family Monument to the city.

Spearheaded by a Marine veteran who is now a Biloxi resident, the monument is designed to honor families who have lost loved ones in the line of duty.

Located off Highway 90 in Biloxi at the Biloxi Small Craft Harbor, the Gold Star Family Monument will join several other war hero monuments and memorials at the site. Gold Star Committee Chairman Diane Moore said, “This monument will pull more Gold Star families out so we know who they are on the Coast. The big, big one is work with my media so we can educate our coastal people on what a Gold Star family member is.”

The dedication of the Gulf Coast Gold Star Family Monument is scheduled for November of this year.

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