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White Haven Memorial Park NY
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Section: Gold Star Family Section and Monument
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In June of 2016, the stunning black granite monument known as the “Gold Star Families Memorial Monument (GSFMM) was revealed at White Haven Memorial Park. Not only does this Section showcase the monument, but it honors our Gold Star Families and Veterans with burial property surrounding the area. A Gold Star Families Memorial Monument (GSFMM) is a monument honoring the families of servicemen and women who sacrificed their lives while serving in the military.

The Gold Star Family Memorial was created by Medal of Honor Recipient Hershel “Woody" Williams to remember those families who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
Initially, the Foundation’s goal was to establish a Gold Star Families Memorial Monument in Woody’s home state of West Virginia. Once that monument was complete, a new mission became clear to Woody and those at the Woody Williams Foundation to establish these monuments in as many communities as possible in all 50 states and U.S. territories.

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.

The other side tells a story through the four granite 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. Together, these features tell each community's unique story based upon the Pillars of the Foundation.
"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, USMCD - Florida)

About White Haven Memorial Park NY
White Haven Memorial Park is Rochester, NY's only memorial park. When you visit us, you will notice there are no tombstones for vandals to topple or to interrupt the flowing beauty of nature. Many people find this setting to be more uplifting than that of the traditional monumented cemetery.

With over 80 acres of forest and meadow yet to be developed, White Haven Memorial Park will be able to meet the community's burial needs for several hundred more years. As a certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, we try to conserve our natural resources and protect the great variety of wildlife living here. Throughout the park there are many areas that invite the visitor to sit and stay awhile. Settings like this provide a sense of comfort at a time of loss.

White Haven Memorial Park has several mausoleums for the above-ground burial of either casketed or cremated remains. Our substantial Permanent Maintenance Fund will provide for maintenance of these buildings, as well as the grounds. Each ground burial area has its own unique plantings or feature, such as the impressive monument we have to honor the veterans of the Korean War. White Haven Memorial Park honors our community's veterans by decorating the park with American flags on all flag holidays. Our two chapels and gathering room are available for private services, as well as community events. They are heated and air conditioned for year round comfort.

With all of the options you need in a variety of lovely settings, White Haven Memorial Park is truly a beautiful place to remember.

White Haven serves people of all faiths and traditions because we believe EVERY life should be remembered. Since we are a not-for-profit corporation, you can be sure that every dollar we raise will be used to maintain the park today and to preserve the park and the memories it contains for future generations.

Contact Us

White Haven Memorial Park NY
210 Marsh Road
Pittsford, New York, US 14534

Phone: 585-586-5250

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