The Gold Star Families Memorial Monument dedication ceremony was held on May 13, 2021 at Frisco Commons Park, Frisco, Texas. The Post 178 Color Guard had the honor of presenting our Nation’s colors.
Gold Star Family members and relatives are those who have sacrificed a loved one for our freedom. The monument honors the families of servicemen and women who sacrificed their lives while serving in the military. It is located to the west of the Veterans Memorial.
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. The public was invited and encouraged to attend the groundbreaking and dedication celebrations.
The 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 monument provides a place of permanence for Gold Star Families to gather and utilize the monument through outreach events. It can also educate the public about Gold Star Families’ enduring sacrifices and the ultimate sacrifice made by their loved ones.