To honor the Mothers whose sons and daughters gave their life in the service of our country. This monument is sponsored by the Gold Star Mothers National Monument Foundation. For all mothers who know the grief of losing a child in the service of our country, to promote a bond of kinship, and to engage in support for servicemen, the Veterans community, and others who memorialized our nation’s defenders.
By supporting the Gold Star Mothers Family Monument, you support the families of fallen comrades - gone, but not forgotten. By financially supporting this Monument, you can still show your love for them and Gold Star Mothers across this Nation.
Before 9 December, PLEASE take the time to write or fax your support for SITE "D" the location of choice and Honor for the families of the fallen.
Most of you know that Congress authorized a monument to be built to honor Gold Star Mothers and their children. The process to be granted the use of Federal land for such a project has entered a new phase; we are in the period of time for public comment regarding a preferred site.
There are three sites being considered, but only one of them meets the requirements of the project. The site strongly preferred by the project sponsors is called Site D; it's described in the documents attached to the public notice (link below), but it's easily summarized as the small park between the Arlington National Cemetery and the entrance to the cemetery proper, near the Tourmobile shelter.
We plan to restore the grove of Oak trees that once grew on the site to create a pleasant and welcoming setting for a small but dignified monument to these families who have given our nation so much.
It would be very helpful for people to write to the National Park Service to encourage the use of this site (Site D). People can comment at a public meeting on 17 November at the Women In Military Service to America Memorial Museum next to Arlington National Cemetery and our preferred site, or they can write to the National Park Service:
Fax comments to:
Attn.: Gold Star Mothers Monument
Mail directly to:
Attn.: Gold Star Mothers Monument
National Park Service
National Capital Region
1100 Ohio Dr. SW
Washington, DC 20242
The summary documents that will be presented on 17 November are on-line at this site:
Please take a few minutes to support this project and send a note. If you're in town around the 17th, please visit to see the presentation and support the project in person.
by Andrew L. Chernak, Sculptor / Designer
The loss of a child in any circumstance is a grievous blow to a family, but, uniquely so to the mother who bore that child. One group of Mothers that
especially stands apart from the norm are the Gold Star Mothers of America’s fallen heroes. They are patriotic, loyal, and sympathetic. They
understand our nation’s freedom is not to be taken for granted. The grief and loss these women have endured never leaves them, yet the Mothers
rise above their pain in tribute to life going on. The Mothers have collectively served millions of hours in volunteer work, personal service in our
nation’s Veterans hospitals, and to the Veteran and his family in their community. In serving this way, the Mothers have turned their grief into a
positive force. If you want to know quiet greatness, spend a little time in the presence of a Gold Star Mother.