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Gold Star Mothers Memorial

 
 
Gold Star Mothers Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, May 10, 2013
1. Gold Star Mothers Memorial
Inscription. In honor of the American Gold Star Mothers for their Sacrifice, Service, and Patriotism

A Mother's tears were shed today
For a battle long ago.
Her precious gift to a warrior son
Whose fate.....she'll never know.

Not Heroes shiny medals
For courage through their fears
No ribboned badge of honor
Can match a Mother's Tears
Marsha B. Megehee
 
Erected 2013.
 
Location. 39° 49.19′ N, 77° 14.059′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Steinwehr Avenue (Business U.S. 15), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. The memorial is located in Veterans Park on the West side of Steinwehr Avenue, just North of the American Civil War Wax Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 297 Steinwehr Avenue, Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Tale of Two Brothers (here, next to this marker); Culp Brothers Memorial (here, next to this marker); "The Great Peace Jubilee" (a few steps from this marker); "Four score and seven..." (within shouting distance of this marker); Better Than a Tent...
Gold Star Mothers Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, May 10, 2013
2. Gold Star Mothers Memorial
A wider view, showing the park area the memorial sits in
(within shouting distance of this marker); Second Brigade (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); July 1, 1863 (about 400 feet away); 73rd Ohio Infantry (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Additional comments.
1. A Mother's Tears
To read the complete poem, "A Mother's Tears" by Marsha Burks Megehee, please visit www.wrensworld.com/veteranmotherstears.htm.
    — Submitted August 8, 2013, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

 
Categories. Patriots & Patriotism
 
Gold Star Mothers Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, May 10, 2013
3. Gold Star Mothers Memorial
A wider view
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 8, 2013, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 458 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 8, 2013, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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