The Maine Gold Star Family Memorial above as depicted by Maine Artist Rowena McPherson of Mouse Island Creatives. We are pleased to be working with Hanlon Sculpture Studios on the design of The People's Memorial.
The first side features a folded American Flag, with the inscription “On behalf of the President of the United States, the United States (Branch of Service), and a grateful nation, please accept this flag as a symbol of our appreciation for your loved one’s honorable and faithful service”. The second side features the Gold Star Service Banner that family members display, and being defined as a white field with a red border, with a Gold Star representing a family member who died during service, regardless of cause of death. The third side features emblems of the five branches of service, and the Oath of Enlistment. The fourth side features a quote honoring and remembering those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. The fifth side features the committee’s mission statement and dedication.
Atop the Memorial are 50 Gold Stars, one representing each State. At the base of the Memorial, a star radiates outward, accented by each branch of service. Adjacent to the Memorial will be two granite benches, and feature a flag pole with yardarm to display the American Flag, State of Maine Flag, and the Gold Star Flag.