Gold Star Mothers should be honored with their own monument and Brock Abrams, of Boy Scout Troop No. 502, is planning to install one in the village of Frankfort.
Abrams addressed the Frankfort village board during a meeting Thursday to request permission to place a monument to Gold Star Mothers for his Eagle Scout project. He said the women who lost children in the nation’s wars should be remembered. Abrams asked to place the monument behind the Doughboy statue and estimated it would be three feet high and two feet wide with a teardrop shape set on a triangular base representing a folded flag. There would be a prayer etched on the granite stone.
Local funeral director Vincent Iocovozzi has agreed to donate the stone and will handle the engraving.
“My grandmother was a Gold Star Mother,” said Iocovozzi, who attended Thursday’s meeting. “I asked her once what she received for that and she told me she got gloves, a hat and a cape. That was all.”
He said the monument would remind people of the sacrifices of the families of military personnel.
The village board voted to approve the project and Mayor Frank Moracco asked village Superintendent Ron Vivacqua to assist Abrams in any way he could in carrying out the project.