Veterans Memorial Gold Star Healing & Peace Garden
Dedicated June 9th, 2012
Inspired by a Gold Star Mother's love for her fallen son, the Veterans Memorial Star Healing & Peace Garden is a thoughtfully designed commemorative arboretum dedicated to all who serve in the United States Armed Forces. This living monument is a gathering place to honor & remember all veterans.
A series of meditative spaces or rooms are arrayed around the central Plaza of Honor. Each room is planted in a specific color to represent a core value or character trait common to all members of the US Armed Forces. The Garden brings to life these core ideals & roots them in the ground to allow these noble characteristics to come alive.
The center of the Plaza hold a bubbling fountain, symbolizing cleansing, joy & renewal as well as hope of ever flowing life. On the black granite Walls of Honor between the Plaza of Honor & the Garden Rooms are inscribed the names of the Fallen in the War on Terror from Pennsylvania. The front Wall of Honor lists the names of the Fallen from York County since the inception of the Gold Star Mothers during WWII.
As you visit the Garden, each season the earth will bring forth as therapeutic qualities in color, fragrance & texture making it a living memorial - designed as a place of active remembrance. The Garden offers a space apart to meditate, remember & celebrate the lives of those listed on
Please begin in the Red Room & stroll the Walk of the Intrepid. Emerge from the Garden feeling restored & full of appreciation for those brave men & women willing to serve & give their lives for our freedom.
My deep appreciation to everyone who helped create this living memorial that is dedicated to all veterans, especially those that have made the supreme sacrifice.
Love & gratitude, Cherriney Wilson Kondor
Martin Kondor, KIA Baqubah, Iraq, April 29, 2004
"Issue here from our tears of sorrow
Healing and Peace for a better tomorrow."
American Gold Star Mothers - Department of Pennsylvania
Jin Jou and Terry Meighen
Erected 2012 by Cherriney Wilson Condor and Concerned Citizens and Organizations.
Location. 39° 57.196′ N, 76° 42.616′ W. Marker is in York, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker is at the intersection of Rockdale Avenue and Vander Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Rockdale Avenue. Touch for map. Memorial Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 Vander Avenue, York PA 17403, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Purple Heart Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); York (approx. 0.7 miles away); Soldiers and Sailors of the Late War of the Rebellion (approx. 0.9 miles away); Penn Common (approx. one mile away); James Smith (approx. one mile away); "York House" (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in York.
Categories. • Patriots & Patriotism • War, 2nd Iraq • War, Afghanistan •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 20, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 80 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on September 20, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.