Veterans Memorial Gold Star Healing & Peace Garden is a living tribute to all veterans, a memorial arboretum particularly dedicated to our intrepid sons and daughters now fighting the war on terror.
The Gold Star Garden started with the dream of an American Gold Star Mother who lost her son in 2004. (“Gold Star” is a term derived from American Gold Star Mothers Inc., who were formed in 1928 as a family response to lives taken during the first World War. Now, Gold Star is applied to family members who have lost a loved one serving in the U.S. military.) Eight years later, with the help of board members, the City of York, and the Gold Star families of Pennsylvania, her dream of creating a memorial for all veterans came true.
The dedication ceremony (VIDEO BELOW) was held on June 9, 2012. Veterans Memorial Gold Star Healing and Peace Garden rapidly unfolded into a beautiful living monument to all who have served our country in the US Military. You will find here all the names of the Pennsylvania fallen in the war on terror. In addition all the York County fallen from the time of the founding of the American Gold Star Mothers are also inscribed on the black Pennsylvania granite Wall of Honor.
This living monument is a gathering place for those who want to commemorate, remember the fallen and celebrate the lives of our intrepid sons and daughters who volunteered to protect this country.
The Gold Star Garden is free and open to the public from dusk to dawn all year long.