Idaho Gold Star Families Memorial Monument Dedication
Idaho Gold Star Families Memorial Monument unveiled in dedication ceremony.
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 needed a monument in Idaho.
The Idaho Gold Star Families Memorial Monument Plaza in Pocatello is a beautiful and reverent setting. The monument is surrounded by 44 gold stars, one for each of Idaho’s counties. Spaced around the edge of the plaza are five eagle feathers, representing each of the state’s federally recognized Native American tribes. The massive gold star in the center of the plaza recognizes 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 is 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. The plaza is now operated as Idaho Gold Star Memorial Park, part of the City of Pocatello Parks and Recreation system.
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.