REMEMBER  

Roswell Blue Star & Gold Star Families Memorial Markers

A Project of National Garden Clubs, Inc.

Dedicated Memorial Day 2022, Roswell City Hall

 

Blue Star Memorial

A Tribute to the Armed Forces Who Have Defended the United States of America

Sponsored by Roswell Garden Club and The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc., in cooperation with Roswell Rotary and the Roswell Memorial Day Committee

Gold Star Families Memorial

A Tribute to Gold Star Families Whose Loved One Paid the Ultimate Price Defending the United States of America

Sponsored by Roswell Garden Club and The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc., in cooperation with Roswell Rotary and the Roswell Memorial Day Committee

About to Start

Sons of the American Revolution

Introduction of the Colors

Bagpiper Scott McAlilley

Greetings

Barbara Bourque, Immediate Past-President, The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc.

Blue Star Speaker

Al Lipphardt, Vice Commander-In-Chief of VFW of the U.S.

Blue Star

Unveiling

Gold Star Speaker

Susan Price, Gold Star Mother of Marine Gunnery Sgt. Aaron M. Kenefick, Roswell HS Grad

Gold Star Marker

Dedicated Gold Star Families Memorial Marker

Pay Tribute

Proud To Be an American

Boutonnierres of Remembrance

Rosemary and Yellow Roses for Remembrance, designed & created by Joann Jones

National Garden Club Recognition

The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc., Roswell Garden Club, Roswell Memorial Day Committee, Roswell Rotary

Honorary & Memorial Contributions

  • In memory of Doctor T. Beck, U. S. Army WWII, by Deborah Vann
  • In memory of Robert M. Belk, U.S. Navy WWII and John Todd, Royal Canadian Army Artillery WWII, by Derek and Jennifer Todd
  • In honor of Frank R. Berna, U.S. Army WWII and Ross M. Williams, U.S. Navy WWII, by Florence Anne Berna
  • In memory of Bill Butler, U.S. Navy WWII and Pat Butler, by Lisa Ethridge
  • In memory of Bill Duschak, U.S. Army WWII, by Linda Becker
  • In memory of Alen Eastman, by George Nelson
  • In honor of Family, by Marcia Camp
  • In honor of Michael B. Lambert, by Barbara W. Smith
  • In memory of George Gilmore Lee, by Linda Lee Parker
  • In honor of Marshall Liechenstein, by Betty & Tom Price
  • In memory of R. Byron Moon, by N. Eileen Moon
  • In honor of John Moses and in memory of Bill, Dwight, & Brice Moses by Stanley D. Moses
  • In memory of Stanley D. Moses, and in honor of all who served and all families who lost a loved one in service, by Nancy L. Moses
  • In memory of Mike Nunley, by Liz Nunley
  • In honor of Steve Shafer, U.S. Navy and Joseph F. Elkins, U.S.M.C., by Suzy Crowe
  • In memory of Emory Snyder and in honor of Raymond Wilbanks, by Bobbie Snyder Wilbanks
  • In honor of Charles Warren, Gold Star, by W. S. Nielsen Co. Inc.
  • In honor of all who served and all families who lost a loved one in service, by Gretchen Collins, Dorothy Hartford, Carolyn Herndon, Jack Stephens, and anonymous donors

Blue Star Memorial Dedication

We are here to pay tribute to our Armed Forces. While we go about our daily lives and while we sleep, the men and women in our Armed Forces fly our skies, sail our seas and guard our shores, ensuring our safety.

They stand ready at a moment’s notice to defend our Country. We must not forget them, and, WE DO NOT! WE REMEMBER with every step of the Honor Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. WE REMEMBER with every drumbeat on the Fourth of July.

When we Pledge Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, WE REMEMBER. At the sound of Reveille, WE REMEMBER, and as the last lingering note of Taps resounds in the distance, WE REMEMBER.

In REMEMBERING today, we dedicate this Blue Star Marker to the honor and glory of all those men and women who have served, are now serving, and will serve in the Armed Forces of this great Nation.

 It is with pride and appreciation that National Garden Clubs joins with Roswell Garden Club in Cooperation with The Garden Club of Georgia, Roswell Rotary Club and Roswell Memorial Day Committee to perpetuate our Blue Star Memorial Marker Program with this Marker which stands as a symbol for:

ALL TO SEE
LEST WE FORGET
THOSE WHO HELP TO KEEP US FREE

Gold Star Families Memorial Dedication

We are here today to honor our Gold Star Families, whose loved ones made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country in the U.S. Armed Forces. The Mission is to offer honor, hope and healing through remembering their fallen heroes, by coming together, sharing their pain and sorrow, to offer support and understanding and to encourage families to continue to live, not just exist, as they navigate their lives in today’s world.

LET US REMEMBER the sacrifice of Gold Star Families whose children will never know their father or mother, aunt or uncle; or whose husband will never hold his newborn child; the spouse who will never see their husband or wife again, and the parents who will never see their sons and daughters again.

WE MUST REMEMBER and as we remember today, we dedicate this Gold Star Memorial Marker to honor all families, whose loved one made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in our U.S. Armed Forces defending the United States of America. It is with pride and appreciation that National Garden Clubs joins with Roswell Garden Club in Cooperation with The Garden Club of Georgia, Roswell Rotary Club and Roswell Memorial Day Committee to perpetuate the Program with this Gold Star Memorial Marker that stands as a symbol of

HONOR · HOPE · HEALING for ALL GOLD STAR FAMILIES.

 

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