Idaho Gold Star Families Memorial Monument Dedication
In-person seating at the site of the Memorial Monument is by invitation only. The dedication will be broadcast live on an 18-foot LED screen at the Portneuf Wellness Complex Amphitheatre at 2375 Olympus Drive.
Parking is available at the west end of the Portneuf Wellness Complex main parking lot. Enter via Fairgrounds Road off Venture Way (Formerly E. Chubbuck Road). Buses will be available to visit the monument following the dedication. Please arrive early.
Additional information can be found on our Facebook page.
You can view the ceremony live on the day of the dedication on YouTube.
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.