“Dying for freedom isn’t the worst thing that can happen. Being forgotten is.”
– Georgie Carter-Krell (Mother of Posthumous Medal of Honor Recipient Pfc. Bruce W. Carter)
By purchasing a limited-edition patriotic Angeles Millwork or Hartnagels Memorial hat for $20 we’ll in turn give 100% of the proceeds towards funding the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument in Forks, Washington.
The promotion, in partnership with our May 4th Community First Saturday will benefit the same monument because we’re passionate about getting this memorial constructed.
The impact will be immeasurable and will give Gold Star families and the public a tangible place to connect with loved ones and military personnel who died while serving our country.
The memorial will be placed along HWY 101 near the Forks Transit Center and will be visible to millions who make this popular drive. The hats are printed in a black camouflage design and are adorned with a patriotic representation of our store logos. Only 300 hats are available and when they’re gone, they’re gone. Over $3000 will be donated to the memorial when all the hats are sold.
The purpose of the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument is to honor Gold Star Families, preserve the memory of the fallen, and stand as a stark reminder that Freedom is not free.
This stunning black granite monument features two sides. One side bears the words: Gold Star Families Memorial Monument, a tribute to Gold Star Families and Relatives who have sacrificed a Loved One for our Freedom. The other side tells a story through the four granite panels: Homeland, Family, Patriot, and Sacrifice. The scenes on each panel reflect each community’s Gold Star Families and their fallen Heroes. At the center of this tribute is the most distinct feature of the monument, the cut out which represents the Loved One who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the name of Freedom.”