Gold Star Families Memorial Monument Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony


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“We know why he died. He saw the horrors of war but bravely faced them, certain his own cause and his country’s cause was a noble one; that he was fighting for human dignity, for free men everywhere. Today we pause to embrace him and all who served us so well.” – Ronald Reagan

To honor the values and ideals for which our country’s sons and daughters sacrificed, to honor their commitment to duty and country, to thank them for their service and our freedom, and to make sure that they are never, ever, forgotten, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum is honored to be installing a new Gold Star Families Memorial Monument (GSFMM) honoring the families of servicemen and women who sacrificed their lives while serving in the military.

The Gold Star Families Memorial Monument will open to the public on November 12, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. We invite you to join us outside at the Reagan Library as we officially unveil the Memorial. The program will include live music, an invocation, remarks by Reagan Library Gold Star Committee Members, and keynote remarks by Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient Hershel “Woody” Williams. More information on the afternoon’s program will be posted in the coming months.

The Gold Star Families Memorial Monument is being installed near President and Mrs. Reagan’s Memorial Site in the Library’s existing “Gipper’s Grove” garden.

A Gold Star Family member can be any relative: mother, father, stepmother, stepfather, adoptive or foster parents, wife, husband, child, stepchild, adopted child, brothers, sisters, half brothers or sisters, grandparents, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces or nephews who have sacrificed a Loved One 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.



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