This past weekend in SE Michigan, a new Memorial Monument was dedicated to the Gold Star Families. The hour and a quarter event was taped and made available on YouTube today. I’ve captured it here for those of you who are interested in viewing it.

A dedication ceremony was held on Saturday, June 12, 2021 for the Clinton Township Gold Star Families Memorial Monument. A Gold Star Family includes the immediate family members of a fallen service member who died while serving in a time of conflict.

The black granite monument features two sides — one side bearing the words “Gold Star Families Memorial Monument, a tribute to Gold Star Families and relatives who sacrificed a loved one for our freedom,” and the other side featuring four granite panels with the words “Homeland, Family, Patriot, and Sacrifice” inscribed.

The monument is located between the Clinton-Macomb Public Library Main Branch and the Clinton Township Civic Center. If you are in the area, please stop by to view this great work of art.