Groundbreaking for the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument in downtown West Palm Beach took place Feb. 20, just two months after city commissioners unanimously approved the site on Flagler Drive at Trinity Park near Phillips Point.
The monument will pay tribute to the families who have lost a loved one in active duty military service to our nation.
The Hershel Woody Williams Medal of Honor Foundation’s mission is to place a Gold Star Families Memorial Monument in all 50 states. The foundation began in 2010 and has placed 47 monuments in 39 states with 50 currently in development.
This will be the first memorial monument in Palm Beach County to honor our fallen heroes and their families. The monument will be completed in the fall of this year.
Pictured above: The Gold Star Families Memorial Monument at Louisiana Veterans Memorial Park in Baton Rouge, La.