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.
The Idaho Gold Star Families Memorial Monument committee worked with the Hershel “Woody” Williams Medal of Honor Foundation to bring a Gold Star Families Memorial Monument to the State of Idaho.
The monument is a permanent tribute to our brave service men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation, and a witness to the loss borne by the loved ones they left behind.
Honor. Remembrance. Respect.
Let us never forget.
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.