At the January 10th monthly Crofton Kiwanis Club membership meeting presentation at the Crofton Library, attendees learned about a local program to purchase and install a Gold Star Memorial on Route 3 near the main entrance to the community. The location will be near the site of the Crofton Kiwanis Foundation's twice annual display of U.S. "Flags for Heroes".
The memorial project is in celebration of Crofton's 60th Anniversary, and jointly coordinated by the Crofton Village Garden Club and the Crofton Greenery Garden Club. The name Gold Star is from the custom of families of service members hanging U.S. wartime service flags in their home windows, bearing blue stars for a family's living armed forces members and gold stars for deceased military members.
The current objective is to dedicate a 7-foot high Gold Star Memorial inscribed marker next to the Crofton main entrance in a ceremony on Sunday afternoon, November 10, 2024, in honor of Veteran's Day.
Shown in the photograph above are Marcia Richard, Chair of Crofton’s Gold Star Memorial Committee; and Committee Co-Chair and Crofton Civic Association President Anna O’Kelly, each holding Kiwanis' "Crofton 60th Anniversary" gift mugs; along with Crofton Kiwanis President Mike Pierre and Crofton Kiwanis Club Vice President and Program Chair Renee Mackey.
All in Greater Crofton wishing to share names of their Gold Star families are encouraged by the Gold Star program to email that information to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Checks in support of the program can be made payable to "CVGC", with check memo designation "Gold Star", and mailed to Crofton Village Garden Club, P.O. Box 3492, Crofton, Maryland 21114.
In celebration of Crofton’s 60th Anniversary, the Crofton Village Garden Club and the Crofton Greenery Garden Club are coordinating the purchase and dedication of a Gold Star Memorial on Route 3 North near the entrance to the community.
The goal is to have a dedication ceremony for the Gold Star Memorial on Sunday, November 10, 2024, in honor of Veteran's Day.
Checks should be made payable to “CVGC” and mailed to:
Crofton Village Garden Club
P.O. Box 3492, Crofton, MD 21114
In addition, we are looking for the names of Gold Star families in the Greater Crofton area. Please email the information to email@example.com.