Groundbreaking and Dedication Announcement
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, formal dedication of the Idaho Gold Star Families Memorial Monument has been scheduled for May 28, 2021. Construction of the monument and plaza continues, and we invite you to stay informed on its progress at this website and on our Facebook page.
Latest from KPVI-TV – Construction Has Started!
A Gold Star Monument for Idaho
We are excited to bring the first Gold Star Families Memorial Monument to Idaho, to honor and remember the fallen and their families, who bear the loss of a loved one in military service to our nation and the preservation of our freedom.
A Gold Star Mother Talks About the Monument
Rebecca Webb, Chair of the Idaho Gold Star Families Memorial Monument Committee, on why we need a monument in Idaho.
The Idaho Gold Star Families Memorial Monument Plaza in Pocatello will be a beautiful and reverent setting. The monument will be surrounded by 44 gold stars, one for each of Idaho’s counties. Spaced around the edge of the plaza will be five eagle feathers, representing each of the state’s federally recognized Native American tribes. The massive gold star in the center of the plaza will recognize the loss experienced by loved ones when a service member makes the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. Finally, the monument itself recognizes and honors the service member who laid down their life.
The Idaho Gold Star Families Memorial Monument Plaza will be located on land donated by Portneuf Development LLC, one of the developers of Pocatello’s new Northgate District, an integrated, multi-use planned community being built on the north end of the city.
Hershel “Woody” Williams Medal of Honor Foundation
Hershel “Woody” Williams is the last surviving Marine from WWII to wear the Medal of Honor. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions while fighting in the Battle of Iwo Jima.