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East Mississippi Veterans Park to receive a Gold Star Family Memorial Monument

June 4 2024
Diamond Paylor | WTOK

Video screenshot of Gold Star Families Memorial Monument

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) -The Woody Williams Foundation is bringing the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument to Meridian.

A new Gold Star Families Memorial Monument will honor the families of servicemen and women who have sacrificed their lives while serving in the military.

Medal of Honor recipient Woody Williams created the memorial to remember the families who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

“You know we just observed Memorial Day, and that’s for all we lost in combat, but for the Gold Star family, every day is Memorial Day. Their loved one will never come home, and this is a reminder that we are not going to forget. We honor them and their loved ones who have passed, and we come together and remember them, and this will be a focal point where others can come and learn, we can educate, honor, and we can raise awareness about our military issues and stuff as well,” says President, Stronger Together Foundation, Mike Couch.

One of the main goals of the monument is to provide a space for the families to call their own in honor of their loved ones and their families.

“This is a very worthwhile project; it’s honoring not only the families who have lost somebody but our military in general; it’s a beautiful part when it’s complete. They’ve got pictures and photographs of how it will be, and it is something to be proud of,” says Couch.

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