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Havre de Grace Gold Star Families Memorial Monument groundbreaking ceremony to be held Monday, September 11, 3:30pm, 2017 at Concord Point Park.
The Havre de Grace Project Committee for the Gold Star Family Memorial Monument (GSFMM) announced today that a groundbreaking ceremony will be held on Monday, September 11, 2017 at 3:30 P.M at Concord Point Park, Havre de Grace, Maryland.
The Gold Star Families Memorial Monument will honor Gold Star Families, preserve the memory of the fallen, and stand as a stark reminder that freedom is not free. The monument will be the first of its kind in Harford County and fortunate enough to be erected in Havre de Grace, home of many veteran families.
“It’s been an enormous honor to work on this project,” stated Project Leads Johnny Boker and Craig Reeling. “Since 2016, we have been actively fundraising and working with city government to find a permanent location for the monument. We feel the area we selected in Concord Point Park, adjacent to our national flag and promenade, will do this monument justice. Once completed, the Gold Star Family Memorial Monument will honor the ultimate sacrifice so many of our service men and women make while in the line of duty and illustrate the insufferable grief their love ones bear.”
Following the ceremony, a reception will be held at the Havre de Grace American Legion Joseph L. Davis Post 47 located at 501 St. John Street, Havre de Grace, Md.
Donations toward the monument can be made by check or money payable to MCL- Maryland Marines/Gold Star and mailed to 102 Tidewater Drive, Havre de Grace, MD 21078 or by credit card online at hwwmohf.org/