VALHALLA IS PROUD TO SUPPORT THE
GOLD STAR MEMORIAL
CONCEPT MODEL OF THE MEMORIAL
The Gold Star Family Memorial is to be created as a place where Gold Star family members and loved ones can go to meditate, to contemplate, and to celebrate the lives of those they have lost.
The centerpiece of the proposed memorial is a heartwarming statue conceived and designed by artist Stephen Colley that will feature a total of seven important characters: an angel descending to heaven with an expired male soldier in her arms; a wounded female soldier in a wheelchair holding a Purple Heart medal and being pushed by a male child; a female soldier unfurling the American flag; a male soldier kneeling in prayer; and a seated woman with a triangular-folded flag on her lap, gazing at the fallen soldier in the angel's arms.
The statue will be surrounded by a number of columns with plaques and two curved bluestone benches, one circling the front of the statue and the other circling the back.
The finished statue will be 6 feet (72”) tall cast in bronze
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Stephen and Amy Colley are local artist who work with children with disabilities. Stephen grew up as a “Navy Brat” and understands the unique struggles faced by the families of Warriors. If you want to know more about Stephen or his work you can view his Face book page at https://www.facebook.com/stephen.colley.58