Gold Star Mothers

The Gold Star Mothers group was a joy to work with. This is a memorial to the Mothers of fallen soldiers. There are six slated for construction in the country. We had the honor to erect the one for the Northeast, and apparently Manchester NH is approximately the geographical center of the northeast. 
There are six bronze emblems affixed on alternating granite posts that include Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Merchant Marines, and the Coast Guard. Nearing completion of the project we had the GSM committee affix the military emblems on the pre-prepared posts as a closing ceremony for all their efforts that led to the memorial becoming a reality. They deserved the honor more than us. 
The Head of the committee, Tom Gibson, is shown here helping to set the last post that houses the military emblems. I had the honor of installing the Gold Star Mother statue on the granite pedestal in the center of the star. She looks toward the American Flag across the street at Veterans Park.