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Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Montgomery County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Gold Star Families Memorial Monument

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 11, 2021
1. Gold Star Families Memorial Monument
Inscription.  
A tribute to Gold Star Families and Relatives
who sacrificed a Loved One for our Freedom


HOMELAND [The first panel has an image of Mount Rushmore.]

FAMILY [The second panel has a silhouette of a family,
parents with young children, all holding hands.]

PATRIOT [The third panel shows the famous World War II image of
US Marines raising the US flag on Iwo Jima's Mount Suribachi.]

[Comprising the peak of the memorial, the cutout represents the
lost service member, in an eternal salute to the family's sacrifice.]

SACRIFICE [The fourth panel depicts the fallen's flagged-draped coffin
on a caisson, among rows and rows of marble headstones,
(presumably images from Arlington National Cemetery).]

 
Topics. This memorial monument is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryPatriots & Patriotism.
 
Location. 39° 46.699′ N, 84° 6.869′ W. Marker is in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Marker (Memorial #1060)
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 11, 2021
2. Gold Star Families Memorial Monument
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is in the Memorial Park of the National Museum of the United States Air Force, with museum access off Springfield Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1100 Spaatz Street, Dayton OH 45433, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. United States Air Force Academy Class of 1959 (a few steps from this marker); Red Eagles (within shouting distance of this marker); Dedicated to CMSgt Bill Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); Troop Carrier Tactical Airlift (within shouting distance of this marker); Radar Station Veterans (within shouting distance of this marker); The Berlin Airlift (within shouting distance of this marker); 603d Air Control Squadron (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Ned J. Lindsley Ph.D. (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
 
Also see . . .  American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. (Submitted on October 12, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 12, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 23 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 12, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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