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Gold Star Families Monument unveiled in Owensboro

Aug 25 2020
Jill Lyman | 14 News

OWENSBORO, Ky. (WFIE) - The Gold Star Families Memorial Monument was unveiled during a dedication ceremony Tuesday in Owensboro.

It’s located at 119 East Veterans Boulevard and honors Gold Star families as they continue to endure the loss of their loved ones.

It’s also a place for the community to honor and remember the fallen.

“Once again our wonderful community has gone above and beyond expectations to provide this monument honoring the families who have lost a loved one in defense of our freedom,” Mayor Watson said.

The Gold Star Families Memorial Monument is a two-sided tribute made of black granite.

One side bears the words: Gold Star Families Memorial Monument, a tribute to Gold Star Families and Relatives who sacrificed 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 our 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.