The City of Lynnwood, the American Gold Star Mothers and the Lynnwood Veterans of Foreign Wars Local Post 1040 will hold a dedication ceremony for the new Gold Star Families Memorial Monument on Wednesday, November 2 at 2 p.m. at Veterans Park in Lynnwood.
The event is open to the public and will be followed by a reception at Lynnwood City Hall. Veterans Park is located at West 44th Avenue and Veterans Way (195th Street Southwest).
The keynote speaker for the dedication of the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument is Lt. Gen. Mark R. Wise, USMC (retired).
The city of Lynnwood was chosen over four other Washington state cities to host the memorial, which serves to honor the families of service members who sacrificed their lives while serving in the US military. As part of monument preservation Veterans Park has been renovated to improve its aesthetics, accessibility and functionality.
to bring the project Gold Star Families memorials to all 50 states was started in 2010 by Hershel “Woody” Williams, a World War II recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor.
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