Wellington Garden Club honors Gold Star Families with Memorial Day dedication


Wellington Garden club members pose alongside their Gold Star Memorial dedication.


The Wellington Garden Club is proud to honor Gold Star families by dedicating a Gold Star Memorial Marker at the Memorial Day ceremony in Wellington.


The dedication will take place at 8:30 am on Monday, May 31 at the Village of Wellington Veterans Memorial. All community members as well as veterans, their families, and their loved ones are invited to attend.


The Gold Star Families supports those who have lost a loved one while in service to our country. The organization is designed to help family members of heroes who paid the ultimate sacrifice defending our freedom while in the US Armed Forces. All branches of service, conflicts, and circumstances of death are supported.


The Village of Wellington Memorial Day Ceremony is a partnership of Wellington and the American Legion Post 390. The Wellington Garden Club provided funds to install the Gold Star marker, which will be unveiled during the ceremony.


The tribute line on the Gold Star Families Memorial Marker reads, “A tribute to Gold Star Families who’s loved one paid the ultimate price defending the United States of America.” Marjorie Hendon, President of the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, will dedicate the marker, and Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller Joseph Abruzzo will be the keynote speaker.


Active and retired veterans have the opportunity to be recognized at the ceremony by registering at the Wellington tent on the morning of the event.


The Wellington Garden Club Gold Star Families Marker dedication will take place at 8:30 on May 31 at the Village of Wellington Veterans Memorial located at the corner of Forest Hill Boulevard and South Shore Boulevard.


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