Ceremony Honoring Families Who Gave the Ultimate Sacrifice Saturday, December 16

McKinney, TX, December 16, 2017– At 3 PM this Saturday, the public is welcome to attend the Gold Star Memorial Ceremony at Veteran’s Memorial Park, 6053 Weiskopf Avenue, McKinney. This special service will unveil the Collin County Gold Star Memorial. The local Daughters of the American Revolution has been given the honor of laying the wreath in this ceremony. Gunner Herschel “Woody” Williams, USMC, the only surviving Marine Medal of Honor Recipient from WWII for his valor at the Battle of Iowo Jima, will speak, as well. Other honored speakers include Mayor George Fuller, and Judge Keith Self.


Local DAR Regent Missy McPherson stated, "DAR members are passionate about supporting active duty military and veterans. The John Abston Chapter of the NSDAR is honored to be a part of this dedication ceremony. "

"I am reminded of a quote from President Ronald Reagan where he stated, "We remember those who were called upon to give all a person can give, and we remember those who were prepared to make that sacrifice if it were demanded of them in the line of duty," she concluded.


This weekend, we also honor the Gold Star families, for they gave the ultimate sacrifice to preserve our nation's freedoms.


Daughters of the American Revolution
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to preserve the memory and spirit of those who contributed to securing American independence. DAR is a nonprofit, nonpolitical women's service organization with more than 185,000 members in approximately 3000 chapters worldwide who carry out the timeless mission of promoting historic preservation, education, and patriotism. DAR members contribute more than 400,000 hours of volunteer time in VA hospitals each year and work tirelessly through a number of other programs to support our men and women in the United States Armed Forces. To learn more about the work of today's DAR, visit