• The GoldStars Tribute Wall TM will be coming to Maine for Memorial Day Weekend to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice during the Iran, Iraq, and Afghanistan Wars. It is a tribute to show the “Gold Star” families that their loved ones will not be forgotten.

The wall will be set up and on display at the Augusta Elks Lodge #964 on May 29-30, 2022, and will be open to the public to view. This is the first time that the wall will have traveled to the State of Maine, and will be the only stop in this state. So a large number of people from veteran organizations, government officials, and the public is expected.

The cost to bring the wall to Maine is $12,000 dollars. The Lodge has already made a deposit, and is now reaching out to request your assistance to fund this project. Any amount raised above the expense for the weekend will be donated to organizations that support our veterans.

Donations can be mailed to:

Augusta Elks Lodge #964
P.O. Box 2206
Augusta, ME 04338-2206.

Please make check payable to “Augusta Elks #964” and note that it is for the Tribute Wall in the memo.

The Lodge is also accepting sponsorships to fund the wall as well. an application for sponsorship is available on the Augusta Elks Website: The GoldStars Tribute Wall ™ Application | Augusta Elks

Sponsorship levels include

  • Platinum ($750 to $1000)
  • Gold ($500 to $749)
  • Silver ($250 to $499)
  • Bronze ($100 to $249)
  • Other Donation Amounts

If you have questions, please contact James Orr at (207) 480-0438 or jeorr007@yahoo.com

The Elks have pledged that “So long as there are veterans, the Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks will never forget them.” Remember that the purpose of Memorial Day is not for barbeques, but to pay tribute to our fallen service member, and to remember their sacrifice. Please plan to attend this special event, and remember that Elks Care–Elks Share.

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