Aug 16 2022
Pacific Daily News
GTA has supported the Gold Star Families Memorial Project, which unveiled a memorial at Skinner Plaza last month, through in-kind and monetary donations, according to a news release from the company.
GTA raised money to support the memorial and worked to educate business partners and the general public about Gold Star families and their struggles.
The Gold Star Families Memorial Monument pays tribute to the servicemen and women from Guam, CNMI, Palau, Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia who died in service to the country and supports families who lost loved ones in combat. It was unveiled on Liberation Day.
“The Gold Star Family Memorial Monument is more than a place of remembrance, it also serves as a place to bring Gold Star Families together to cry, to laugh and to honor their loved ones who made the ultimate sacrifice but, more importantly, the monument helps to raise awareness on what a Gold Star Family is and the sacrifices that they continue to endure,” Gold Star family member Paulene Aguon said in the news release. “This monument brings great meaning for all our Gold Star Families and we are grateful to all, especially to the business community who generously supported this project and those who believed in the importance of building this monument and making it a reality for our island.”