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Hurlburt Field in Okaloosa County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

In Honor of The American Gold Star Mothers

 
 
In Honor of The American Gold Star Mothers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 17, 2016
1. In Honor of The American Gold Star Mothers Marker
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 by the Hurlburt Field Memorial Air Park Council.
 
Location. 30° 24.88′ N, 86° 42.004′ W. Marker is in Hurlburt Field, Florida, in Okaloosa County. Marker can be reached from Oneal Avenue. Touch for map. Located at the Hurlburt Field Memorial Air Park and access to the base is restricted. Marker is at or near this postal address: 315 Independence Road, Hurlburt Field FL 32544, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Air America Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Hmong Special Guerrilla Units (a few steps from this marker); Bird Air Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Montagnard Memorial (a few steps from this marker);
Gold Star Mothers Marker (on right) near AC-47 'Spooky' aircraft. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 17, 2016
2. Gold Star Mothers Marker (on right) near AC-47 'Spooky' aircraft.
Airman First Class John Lee Levitow (a few steps from this marker); Medal of Honor Recipients (within shouting distance of this marker); C-47 Sky Train (within shouting distance of this marker); Spooky (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hurlburt Field.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on the American Gold Star Mothers. (Submitted on November 20, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. The full "A Mother's Tears" poem by Marsha Burks Megehee. (Submitted on November 20, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. MilitaryPatriots & Patriotism
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 20, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 130 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 20, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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