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Groundbreaking for the New Hampshire Gold Star Families Memorial is April 23

Apr. 21, 2017
Tony Schinella |

A Gold Star Families Monument is coming to the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery.

BOSCAWEN, NH — The NH Gold Star Families Memorial Project is excited to partner with the Hershel Woody Williams Medal of Honor Foundation to bring the Gold Star Families Monument to the memorial walkway at the State of NH Veterans Cemetery. Gold Star Sister Stephanie Ouellette is the Honorary Board Member for the Gold Star Family Memorial Monument Project, has been the inspiration to bring the monument to honor the families of the fallen of New Hampshire.

The groundbreaking, according to a press statement, is scheduled for April 23, 2017 and the public is invited to attend. The dedication of the monument will be September 2017 as the memorial committee is still raising funds for this important project.

In addition to local Gold Star families, MOH Recipient Hershel Woody Williams will be in attendance for this historic event.

The goal of the NH Gold Star Families Memorial Project is to bring awareness as to what a gold star family is and to pay tribute to our fallen heroes loved ones and their commitment to carry on the legacy of service and sacrifice left behind. A Gold Star family is a wife, husband, mother, father, stepmother, stepfather, parent through adoption, foster parents who stand or stood in loco parentis, children, stepchildren, children through adoption, brothers, sisters, half brothers, half sisters, aunts, uncles, grandchildren and grandparents of a member of the Armed Forces of the United States that sacrificed their life for our way of life and the American flag under which they served. 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. To learn more about the memorial, please visit our Gold Star Families Memorial Monument web page.

WHAT: Groundbreaking for the NH Gold Star Families Memorial
WHERE: New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery
110 Daniel Webster Hwy, Boscawen, New Hampshire 03303
WHEN: 10:30- 12:30