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Gold Star Families Monument

 
 
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By Devry Jones, December 29, 2018
1. Gold Star Families Monument (Front)
Inscription.  [Front:]
Gold Star Families Memorial Monument

A tribute to
Gold Star
Mothers,
Fathers,

and
Relatives
who sacrificed
a Loved One
for our Freedom.

[Back of Monument:]
"To Recognize The Sacrifices Made By Families Who Gave Their Sons, Daughters, and Loved Ones For The Freedom Of America."

Homeland Family Patriot Sacrifice


[Plaque:]
The monument and panels are a tribute to and honors families who have lost one or more loved ones serving in the Armed Forces of the United States of America.

The first panel depicts their Homeland in the United States with the Official Maryland State Seal and includes the downtown area of historic Annapolis.

The second panel depicts a military Family and represents all members of Armed Forces who left family at home while serving America.

The third panel showing the raising of the American flag at Iwo Jima is for the Patriots and youth of America who volunteer to serve and protect us and give
Gold Star Families Monument (Back) image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, December 29, 2018
2. Gold Star Families Monument (Back)
others a freedom they have never known.

The saluting Servicemember silhouette represents the missing family member and void left by those who died in the Armed Services making the ultimate sacrifice of life for peace and freedom.

The fourth panel depicts Gold Star Families Sacrifice. They will continue to grieve and remember the loss of loved ones who sacrificed their lives to preserve our rights, liberties and the American flag under which they served.



 
Location. 38° 59.986′ N, 76° 28.888′ W. Marker is in Annapolis, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is on Governor Ritchie Highway (Maryland Route 450) north of Chase Road, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1910 Thomas Drive, Annapolis MD 21409, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of the Severn (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Albert Cabell Ritchie (about 500 feet away); Prisoner of War Memorial (about 500 feet away); Pearl Harbor Survivors Association (about 600 feet away); Maryland World War II Memorial (about 600 feet away); Standing Guard (approx. 0.4 miles away); Oyster Reef (approx. 0.4 miles away); The United States Naval Academy Bridge (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Annapolis.
 
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By Devry Jones, December 29, 2018
3. Gold Star Families Monument (Plaque)
Military
 
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4. Gold Star Families Monument
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on March 17, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 29, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 47 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 29, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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