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Gray Construction Supports Lexington’s Gold Star Families Memorial Monument

Gray Construction Supports Lexington’s Gold Star Families Memorial Monument
Kentucky State Secretary Alison Lundergan Grimes, Medal of Honor Recipient Hershel "Woody" Williams, Lt. Governor Jenean M. Hampton and Lexington Mayor Jim Gray paid their respects at Tuesday's dedication ceremony.

Gray Construction was honored to participate in a special ceremony held today to unveil a memorial monument for Gold Star Families of Lexington, Kentucky. Gold Star Families are those who have lost a family member in the line of duty in military service. Hershel Woody Williams Medal of Honor Foundation, Blue Core Charity and the newly formed Lexington Gold Star Memorial Committee are responsible for bringing this monument in Lexington. 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.

Gray Construction provided the planning, site work and concrete for the monument located in Veteran’s Park in Lexington.

“This extraordinary monument will stand as a reminder of the great sacrifices of all of those who have served our country,” said Lexington Mayor Jim Gray during the ceremony.

The monument took four months to manufacture once designs were finalized. Its location was selected to cast a shadow through the missing soldier space within the monument during sunset.

Eighteen Gold Star Families monuments have been dedicated nationwide, and more than 40 others are in progress.

 

About Hershel Woody Williams Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation

The Hershel Woody Williams Congressional Medal of Honor Education Foundation, Inc. was established in 2010 and is a charitable, not-for-profit organization that pursues specific endeavors and goals through the vision of Medal of Honor Recipient Hershel Woody Williams. The Foundation encourages, with the assistance of the American public and community leaders, establishing permanent Gold Star Families Memorial Monuments in communities throughout the country and provides scholarships to eligible Gold Star Children. Its purpose is to honor Gold Star Families, relatives, and Gold Star Children who have sacrificed a loved one in the service of their country.

About Gray Construction                                      

Gray Construction, is a nationally ranked engineering, architecture and construction firm with nearly 60 experience in manufacturing, automotive, food and beverage, distribution, hospitality and retail facility construction. Currently, Gray has several large projects that are underway or recently completed including: a Mercedes-Benz manufacturing facility in Vance, Ala.; a fresh pork processing facility in Coldwater, Michigan for Clemens Food Group; a utility vehicle manufacturing facility for Kubota Manufacturing of America Corporation in Gainesville, Ga.;  an expansion to Wrigley’s Yorkville, Ill. campus; a foundry and mechanical machining facility for Fritz Winter in Franklin, Ky.; and a manufacturing facility for Weber Metals in Paramount, Calif.

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