Gold Star Families Memorial board member Bill Plumley has donated a hand painted saw to be raffled with funds raised to benefit the monument project. Tickets are $1 and the drawing will be held after the monument’s groundbreaking ceremony at the Forks Transit Center scheduled for June 29, 2019. The Northwest Navy Band will be on hand for that ceremony. Submitted photo

Gold Star Families Memorial board member Bill Plumley has donated a hand painted saw to be raffled with funds raised to benefit the monument project. Tickets are $1 and the drawing will be held after the monument’s groundbreaking ceremony at the Forks Transit Center scheduled for June 29, 2019. The Northwest Navy Band will be on hand for that ceremony. Submitted photo

Gold Star Families Memorial continues fundraising efforts

  • Thu May 2nd, 2019 11:38am
  • News

On Saturday, May 4, Hartnagel Building Supply and Angeles Millwork will help grow funds for the construction of the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument (GSFMM) in Forks.

Through shopping and/or donating at both stores, you can have an immeasurable impact as a percentage of the sales that day will go to benefit the project. This monument will give Gold Star families and the public a tangible place to connect with loved ones and military personnel who died while serving our country. Representatives from GSFMM, will be at Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co. and Hartnagel Building Supply to ask for your support for the planned monument and its construction in Forks.

The Gold Star Family Memorial was created by Medal of Honor Recipient Hershel “Woody” Williams to remember those families who have made the ultimate sacrifice. To learn more about the memorial, please visit our Gold Star Families Memorial Monument web page.

The monument will be made of 15,000 pounds of black granite with a cut-out that represents a service member who died in battle. Written upon the monument will be the embossed statement, “Gold Star Families Memorial Monument, a tribute to Gold Star Families and Relatives who have sacrificed a Loved One for our Freedom.”

The opposing side will contain local references in four panels.

Homeland – A pictured scene with trees, mountains, water, waves, and a log truck

Family – A tree scene with a poem

Patriot – The iconic scene of Marines raising the flag on Mount Suribachi

Sacrifice – Represented by 5 service medallions surrounding the folded funeral flag with a soaring eagle

The Community First Saturdays started in 2018 and gave back over $11,000 through the promotions in 2018. Their goal is to raise awareness and funds for area non-profits and utilize our position within the community to give them a platform to further their missions and fundraising efforts. All the non-profits chosen in 2019 were done so with strong input from the businesses employee-owners.

 

The Forks Lions Club recently donated a check for $500 to Green Beret Sam McElravy for the Forks VFW Post 9106 Gold Star Families Memorial Monument project. Seen here Sam on the left with Lions Club member Guy Ruble. Submitted photo

The Forks Lions Club recently donated a check for $500 to Green Beret Sam McElravy for the Forks VFW Post 9106 Gold Star Families Memorial Monument project. Seen here Sam on the left with Lions Club member Guy Ruble. Submitted photo