The focus of the memorial is to preserve the memory of fallen service members and allow their families some degree of closure and perhaps some comfort in knowing the community hasn’t forgotten them.
200801-Z-HK774-126.JPG Photo By: Staff Sgt. Timothy Beery

NORTH OGDEN, Utah - Gold Star families were honored during a memorial dedication ceremony Aug. 1, 2020, as Utah's first Gold Star Memorial was unveiled in North Ogden. Historically the “Gold Star" moniker describes family members who have lost a loved one in military service. The "Gold Star" originated during World War I, after being placed over a service flag's blue star, when a service member was killed in combat.The term has expanded to describe any family who has experienced the loss of a service member, regardless of whether the death occurred in combat.


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