Gold Star Wife - Edmond, OK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Max and 99
N 35° 40.145 W 097° 28.808
14S E 637557 N 3948309
This beautiful sculpture is located by the Gracelawn Cemetery office.
Waymark Code: WM14NWX
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 08/02/2021
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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This new sculpture at Gracelawn Cemetery depicts a young woman, kneeling and holding a flag. She is sitting with her knees tucked under her. She has long hair, and wears a sundress that has a bow at the back. The woman wears a wedding band on her left ring finger, and both hands are used to hold a folded flag close to her heart.She is looking downward, towards the poppies that are on the ground in front of her.

From the Visit Edmond website:

Gold Star Wife
a bronze depicting a Gold Star Wife holding a folded flag and sitting in front of poppies by Sutton Betti, Gracelawn Cemetery, 1407 N. Boulevard

Edit July 16, 2022: A plaque has been installed. It has the following text:

Gold Star Wife
By Sutton Betti
"In loving remembrance of all veterans who gave so much to preserve our freedom."
"The strength of our Nation is our military.
The strength of our military is our soldiers.
The strength of our soldiers is their families.
We recognize that no one has given more for our Nation than families of our fallen."

Purchased through Edmond Art in Public Places Fund
Gracelawn Cemetery Expansion Project
Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Gold Star Wife

Figure Type: Human

Artist Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Sutton Betti

Date created or placed or use 'Unknown' if not known: July 2021

Materials used: Bronze

Location: Gracelawn Cemetery, near the office

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