Founder Tom DeRita and Secretary/Treasurer Chuck Dettman, attended the groundbreaking ceremonies for the WPB Gold Star Families Memorial on Feb 20, 2019. You Tube Link to video. BHB is honored to partner with the Gold Star Families to remember those men and women who gave their lives so we can remain free. The dedication of this memorial will be September 25, 2019.
The Gold Star Families Memorial Monument
The purpose of the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument is to honor Gold Star Families, preserve the memory of the fallen, and stand as a stark reminder that Freedom is not free. This stunning black granite monument features two sides. One side bears the words: Gold Star Families Memorial Monument, a tribute to Gold Star Families and Relatives who have sacrificed a Loved One for our Freedom. The other side tells a story through the four granite panels: Homeland, Family, Patriot, and Sacrifice. The scenes on each panel are a reflection of each community’s Gold Star Families and their fallen Heroes. At the center of this tribute is the most distinct feature of the monument, the cut out which represents the Loved One who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the name of Freedom.