The Gold Star Memorial Foundation (GSMF) is a 501c(3) nonprofit that seeks to memorialize the dedication and sacrifice of our local families whose loved one has paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms. Our values and mission are aligned with that of our parent organization's mission statement which states, "To honor, recognize, and serve the Gold Star Families and the legacy of their loved ones who have paid the ultimate sacrifice." Our organization is 100% volunteer-driven, allowing for all proceeds donated go solely towards the establishment of the Gold Star Memorial Monument.
The future home of Lacey's Gold Star Memorial Monument will be located at 521 Sleater Kinney Road, right in the heart of the city in Civic Plaza.
The location was generously provided by the City of Lacey for this project.
The purpose of the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument is to honor Gold Star Families and Veterans and to preserve the memory of the fallen and stand as a stark reminder that Freedom is not free. The objective is to provide a monument that will be a place that Veterans, families, and friends can pay tribute to service members that served our nation. This monument will honor all service members that died while serving in the military service, or died as a result of that service, or are missing in action.