Veterans Memorial Gold Star Healing & Peace Garden

Veterans Memorial Gold Star Healing & Peace Garden (HM21T5)

Location: York, PA 17403 York County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 57.196', W 76° 42.616'

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Dedicated June 9th, 2012

Inspired by a Gold Star Mother's love for her fallen son, the Veterans Memorial Star Healing & Peace Garden is a thoughtfully designed commemorative arboretum dedicated to all who serve in the United States Armed Forces. This living monument is a gathering place to honor & remember all veterans.
A series of meditative spaces or rooms are arrayed around the central Plaza of Honor. Each room is planted in a specific color to represent a core value or character trait common to all members of the US Armed Forces. The Garden brings to life these core ideals & roots them in the ground to allow these noble characteristics to come alive.
The center of the Plaza hold a bubbling fountain, symbolizing cleansing, joy & renewal as well as hope of ever flowing life. On the black granite Walls of Honor between the Plaza of Honor & the Garden Rooms are inscribed the names of the Fallen in the War on Terror from Pennsylvania. The front Wall of Honor lists the names of the Fallen from York County since the inception of the Gold Star Mothers during WWII.
As you visit the Garden, each season the earth will bring forth as therapeutic qualities in color, fragrance & texture making it a living memorial - designed as a place of active remembrance. The Garden offers a space apart to meditate, remember & celebrate the lives of those listed on
the Walls of Honor.
Please begin in the Red Room & stroll the Walk of the Intrepid. Emerge from the Garden feeling restored & full of appreciation for those brave men & women willing to serve & give their lives for our freedom.
My deep appreciation to everyone who helped create this living memorial that is dedicated to all veterans, especially those that have made the supreme sacrifice.
Love & gratitude, Cherriney Wilson Kondor
Martin Kondor, KIA Baqubah, Iraq, April 29, 2004
"Issue here from our tears of sorrow
Healing and Peace for a better tomorrow."
American Gold Star Mothers - Department of Pennsylvania
Jin Jou and Terry Meighen
HM NumberHM21T5
Year Placed2012
Placed ByCherriney Wilson Condor and Concerned Citizens and Organizations
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Date Added Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 353908 N 4423970
Decimal Degrees39.95326667, -76.71026667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 57.196', W 76° 42.616'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 57' 11.76" N, 76° 42' 36.96" W
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Area Code(s)717
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 498 Rockdale Ave, York PA 17403, US
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