According to

The American Gold Star Mothers monument is the final monument on the path, and shows a map of all of the towns and cities in Westchester County. The map has a reflective surface, commonly interpreted as representing the farreaching effects that war can have, both overseas and at home. The Gold Star Mothers Organization was formed shortly after the end of the First World War as a support group for mothers suffering the emotional trauma of losing their child. In 1928 the society was officially formed, and since then the Gold Star Mothers organization continues to be a nationally recognized organization, with thousands of members nation-wide who perform a vast number of service projects. The white clothing worn by members is a tradition dating back to the formation of the Gold Star Mothers over 90 years ago.

I’ve posted about a Gold Star Mothers Monument before – this one on Carmel (see Putnam County Veterans Memorial Park – Gold Star Mother Statue)

Apparently there’s also a Combat Infantryman Monment, but I must have missed it. Again according to

The Combat Infantryman’s Memorial represents the award given to soldiers who have been under fire while serving their country. The badge commands a great deal of respect, and is awarded for the extreme bravery the recipient has demonstrated. Infantrymen are soldiers who are specifically trained to fight on the front lines while on land, and make up the majority of the armed forces. The medal is awarded to soldiers from every war, although they are more commonly given for conflicts from the last century. The badge is a true recognition of the sacrifice that the recipient made for our country, and with the badge comes the respect and admiration of those they serve.

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