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Gold Star Families Memorial Monument built in Sandy



South Jordan, Utah – The third in the state of Utah, the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument to be built in the city of Sandy.

The site location will be at Sandy City Hall, located at 10000 Centennial Parkway, Sandy, UT 84070.

These monuments honor the families of servicemen and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the military.

A dedication celebration is scheduled for September 17, 2022, at 11 a.m.

The monuments are a two-sided tribute made of black granite, with one side bearing the words, “Gold Star Families Memorial Monument, a tribute to Gold Star Families and Relatives who sacrificed a Loved One for our Freedom,” and the other side displaying scenes etched on each of the four panels: “Homeland, Family, Patriot, and Sacrifice.”

These features are meant to tell each community’s unique story based on the Pillars of the Foundation. At the center of the tribute is a silhouette of a saluting service member, which represents the Legacy of the Loved Ones who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

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.

“Dying for freedom isn’t the worst thing that can happen. Being forgotten is,” said Georgie Carter-Krell (Mother of Posthumous Medal of Honor Recipient Pfc. Bruce W. Carter, USMCD – Florida).

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