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Posted on: September 6, 2022

South Jordan to Dedicate First Gold Star Families Memorial Monument in Salt Lake County

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MEDIA INVITED:
Dedication Event
September 7, 2022 at 6 p.m.
South Jordan Public Safety Building Plaza
10655 S. Redwood Road, South Jordan, UT 84095

SOUTH JORDAN, UT – September 6, 2022 – The City of South Jordan will dedicate the first ever Gold Star Families Memorial Monument to be built in Salt Lake County and the third in the State of Utah. 

These monuments honor the families of active military members who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. That is a message that our Mayor and City Council wanted to bring to the Gold Star Families in South Jordan and the whole Salt Lake Valley.

“We are excited to be dedicating this monument that was more than a year in the making,” said South Jordan Mayor Dawn Ramsey. “We hope that this monument lets our South Jordan Gold Star Families know how much their city truly appreciates them and their sacrifice.”

Gold Star Families Memorial Monuments are a two-sided tribute made of black granite. One side bears the words: Gold Star Families Memorial Monument, a tribute to Gold Star Families and Relatives who sacrificed a Loved One for our Freedom. On the other side of the monument, there are scenes etched on each of the four panels: Homeland, Family, Patriot and Sacrifice. At the center of this tribute, is a silhouette of a saluting service member which represents the Legacy of the Loved Ones who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

In attendance at the event on September 7, 2022, will be several Gold Star Families, City leadership, school performance groups, and remarks will be given by Congressman Burgess Owens. The program for the dedication is attached.

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South Jordan is proud to be named WalletHub’s 2nd Best City for Access to Resources and the 22nd Best Place Overall in America for 2018. We are honored to be chosen by USA Today, for being chosen as one of the Top 50 Best Cities in America to Live In in 2017, with the highest ranking of any city in the state, and to have South Jordan’s Daybreak Community named the Best Place in America to Retire, by Where to Retire Magazine.


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