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Final Gold Star Families Memorial Monument dedication planned in Perrysburg

Nov 27 2023
The Blade

A final dedication ceremony for the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Riverside Park, 245 W. Front St., Perrysburg.

The monument was officially dedicated May 26, 2022, but wasn’t fully completed until this year. The area around the monument is now surrounded by 100 engraved black granite pavers donated by community members and two black granite benches.

It also features a pedestal that describes the monument with a tribute to local service member Jerry Bockbrader.

A committee chaired by Perrysburg resident Veronica Mora and Planning and Zoning Administrator Brody Walters worked to bring the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument to Northwest Ohio.

Created by World War II veteran Hershel “Woody” Williams in 2013, the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument honors the families of servicemen and servicewomen who have sacrificed their lives while serving in the military.