Gold Star Families Memorial headed for Guice Park

Biloxi’s Guice Park, located on U.S. 90 at the Biloxi Small Craft Harbor, will soon have a new monument. 

Joining the current World Wars monument, Purple Heart monument and USS Biloxi memorial will be the Gulf Coast Gold Star Families Memorial.  The Gold Star Families Memorial honors the patriotism and sacrifice of the families who have lost loved ones in combat or military operations.

Keesler Federal Credit Union, the City of Biloxi and the Woody Williams Medal of Honor Foundation are sponsoring the new monument.  A ground breaking ceremony will be July 23, time to be announced, and the monument is scheduled to be complete and dedicated in late November.

Keesler Federal is donating the funds to buy and erect the monument.  The city will provide the site and arrange for construction of the plaza or foundation. The Gulf Coast Gold Star Families committee has assisted with design of the monument.  The Woody Williams Medal of Honor Foundation, a non-profit organization located in Louisville, Ky., has sponsored similar Gold Star monuments around the country in order to raise public awareness about Gold Star families.

Here is the design of front of the Gold Star Families Memorial. The opposite side will depict local scenes.