May 28, 2023
900 City Park Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Free and Open to the Public
Gold Star Families Memorial Monument Dedication
Sunday, May 28, 2023
Dedication Ceremony of the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument
in Chesapeake, Va.
Join us for the dedication of the next Gold Star Memorial, to be located in Chesapeake, Virginia. Provided by the Woody Williams Foundation, in collaboration with the City of Chesapeake, the Gold Star Memorial will establish a dedicated public space that Gold Star Families can reflect and call their own in honor of their Loved Ones. The Gold Star Memorial helps demonstrate that the community cares and appreciates Gold Star families while also honoring the ultimate sacrifice of their Loved Ones.
Gold Star Families Memorial Monuments are a two-sided tribute made of black granite. One side bears the words: Gold Star Families Memorial Monument, a tribute to Gold Star Families and Relatives who sacrificed a Loved One for our Freedom.
The other side tells a story through the four granite panels: Homeland, Family, Patriot, and Sacrifice. At the center of this tribute, is a silhouette of a saluting service member which represents the Legacy of the Loved Ones who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our Freedom. Together, these features tell each community's unique story based upon the Pillars of the Foundation.