Gold Star Memorial Dedicated
The Sheboygan County Veterans Memorial received the first Gold Star Memorial plaque in the nation on Saturday. October 15, 2016. Gold Stars are found in the windows or homes of a family that has lost a family member in service of the country. The memorial installed Saturday is a tribute to Gold Star families whose loved ones “paid the ultimate price defending the United States of America.” The tradition of Gold Stars began in 1918 during World War I.
The Sheboygan County Veterans Memorial was chosen by the Ivy League Garden Club as the location of the first Gold Star Memorial after club members were touched by the pride and honor they found at the Sheboygan County Veterans Memorial during a ceremony in 2014 honoring the anniversary of the Blue Star Memorial.
“I think it’s a great honor. We’re happy and proud and hope Sheboyganites look at it that way,” Allen Nohl, SCVM board president, said. “Our monument was chosen by the garden club to have this plaque added and it’s a great addition. It means a lot to us.”
The National Garden Club, to which the Ivy League Garden Club belongs, is recognized throughout the country for their dedication to veterans and honoring them and their families.
To read the complete article in the Sheboygan Press written by Phillip Bock and Leah Ulatowski.