May 2018 District IV Meeting/Luncheon
On Saturday Oct. 20, 2018 at 11 am, we gathered in Congress Park in Saratoga Springs, NY as a community of grateful citizens to honor our Gold Star families with the District IV Gold Star Memorial. It was a moving ceremony with Amazing Grace on bagpipes, a men’s quartet singing the National Anthem and God Bless America and community leaders offered inspired prayers and reflections. As Gold Star Parents offered tender thoughts of their loved ones, we could sense an unmistaken feeling of unity and gratitude embrace us as the sun smiled on this gathering of peaceful people. The stone and plaque were a significant reminder of those who gave all and those they left behind for the love of freedom. The event is unforgettable and I thank you all for your steady support of this Gold Star Memorial project and this dedication ceremony. WeI hope you will soon take the opportunity to view the memorial in Congress Park near the WWI memorial along the “Walk of Honor.” Peace be with you as you reflect on our heroes and their families.
Gold Star Parents with Charlanne of Lake George GC