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Owasso VFW breaks ground on new veterans memorial honoring Gold Star families

Jun 21 2023
Art Haddaway | Owasso Reporter

Michael Feldhake was brought to tears after seeing dirt move on a new veterans memorial in Owasso this week.

“It means a lot for veterans because this is a place they can come and reflect … and think about the brothers in arms that they worked with and fought with and deployed with,” Feldhake said.

The newly instated Owasso VFW commander looked on as ground broke on the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument at the City of Owasso’s Veterans Memorial Park off of 116th Street and Garnett Road early Wednesday morning.

The pillar, erected by the Woody Williams Foundation out of Louisville, Kentucky, will pay homage to local Gold Star families who have lost loved ones in combat.

The black granite on one side will bear the words, “A tribute to Gold Star Families and Relatives who sacrificed a Loved One for our Freedom.” The other side tells an illustrated story through four granite panels: “Homeland,” “Family,” “Patriot” and “Sacrifice.”