On June 8th the new Gold Star bench honoring women who waited for their soldiers to return was dedicated during the Legacy Stone Ceremony. The contributors gathered around the bench and onlookers watched from above as this beautiful bench was unveiled. The book with all the stories submitted is available online at: www.blurb.com (enter the author, Jill Haglund to access the ordering process). Bench wording is:
Pause to honor the women who waited
And whose love supported
All who served for our freedom
Thank you, Jill, for your efforts to help The Highground further its mission of healing and education.
Also, thank you John Myers and Jerry Feeney for the work to get the wall around the bench completed. What a beautiful addition to The Highground and a great location for those walking to the Wisconsin Persian Gulf Tribute to rest, contemplate and reflect as they overlook the Gold Star Tribute.