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Newly dedicated Arkansas memorial honors Gold Star families


October 6, 2019

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — When a military service member dies, a family weeps. Children grow up without a parent at graduations. Spouses watch their grandchildren grow up never knowing their grandfather or grandmother.

The Arkansas Gold Star Families Memorial Monument, dedicated on a recent Saturday at the state Capitol, is intended to honor those families whose loved ones died during military service.

More than 400 people filled stadium seats erected behind the Capitol to watch the unveiling of the monument, a tall, black monolith with an empty space in the center in the shape of a saluti...

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