Daffodil Bulbs Planted

On October 13th, a dozen volunteers came out to the garden and planted over 1200 daffodil bulbs in the outer ring of trees and around the center fountain.  They should look terrific when they bloom in the spring. We will take pictures and post them but we hope...

GSG places 2nd at York County Charity Cup

Congratulations to Gold Star Garden, winners of the second place finish in the premiere York County Charity Cup September 22, 2012 at the Revolution Stadium in York. The winning purse was $12,000. A hearty “well done” to our team of Cindy Hochhalter...

Dedication Speech: June 9, 2012

Good afternoon Gold Star Families, Major General Pittard, Major General Sischo, Mayor Bracey, Legislators, dignitaries, advisors, ladies and gentlemen. It is right and fitting that we gather here in Veterans Memorial Park to honor all those who serve this great nation...

White Roses and Thorns

WHITE ROSES: To Cherriney Kondor for her work to create the Gold Star Healing and Peace Garden in Veterans Memorial Park in York. Ms. Kondor lost her son, Army Spc. Martin Kondor, in Iraq in 2004.This garden should help bring solace to those who lost loved ones in the...

Peace Garden Vision Grows Into Reality

Breaking ground on a mother’s vision to honor Pa.’s fallen heroes The latest: Construction has begun for the Veterans Memorial Gold Star Healing and Peace Garden in Veterans Memorial Park in York. Crews have begun tearing out a parking lot to make way for...

Gold Star Garden: A shining moment

Published: December 25, 2011, York Sunday News (PA) “It never goes away. Why should it go away?” Tears fill her eyes as Cher Kondor talks about the sorrow of losing her son in combat. That sense of loss, that need for healing has driven her to create the...