Hatboro Honors Gold Star Families with New Garden

September 6th, 2022

Relying on the support of the community, the Borough of Hatboro, Montgomery County, is building a Gold Star Garden that will honor the spouses, parents, children, siblings, and others whose family members died in service to the country.

 The garden is in the borough’s Miller Meadow, where a groundbreaking was held in 2019 for an improvement project that added a gazebo, walking trails, and more. While phase 1 of the improvements to the park were paid for through Montgomery County Planning Commission’s Montco 2040 Grant Program, the Gold Star Garden will be created through donations and sponsorships only.

Designed by borough council, staff, and a group of dedicated volunteers, this special space will honor families while also paying tribute to veterans and those currently serving in the military.

Part of the way the borough has funded the project is the sale of engraved bricks that will be used to construct the space’s walkway. All funds raised through these sales will go directly towards the costs to construct the garden.

Additionally, five benches were available for purchase, honoring the five branches of the military.

The center of the garden will have the Fallen Soldier memorial statue and the American and Gold Star flags will be flown above the garden with decorative lighting throughout.

For more on Hatboro and its project, visit myhatboro.org.