Please consider a donation to the Maine Gold Star Family Memorial.
The purpose of the Gold Star Family Memorial is to honor Gold Star Families from all wars and conflicts, preserve the memory of the fallen, and create a lasting memorial for future Gold Star Families through statewide recognition.
From the Citizens of the State of Maine, to the Gold Star Families of Maine, this stunning seven-foot-tall black granite monument is in the shape of a pentagon, with each side radiating out to the point of a star, and will be in Augusta, Maine at Capitol Park. The first side features a folded American Flag, with the inscription “On behalf of the President of the United States, the United States (Branch of Service), and a grateful nation, please accept this flag as a symbol of our appreciation for your loved one’s honorable and faithful service”. The second side features the Gold Star Service Banner that family members display, and being defined as a white field with a red border, with a Gold Star representing a family member who died during service, regardless of cause of death. The third side features emblems of the five branches of service, and the Oath of Enlistment. The fourth side features a quote honoring and remembering those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. The fifth side features the committee’s mission statement and dedication.
Atop the Memorial are 50 Gold Stars, one representing each State. Adjacent to the Memorial will be two granite benches, and feature a flag pole with yardarm to display the American Flag, State of Maine Flag, and the Gold Star Flag.
Join us to Honor and Remember those who made the Ultimate Sacrifice, and their Families.