Compromise Approved in Gold Star Monument Bill

by: Brian Hauswirth, Missouri Net

The Missouri House Veterans Committee has approved compromise legislation involving a war monument at College of the Ozarks. Lakes Area State Representative Jeff Justus has changed one word in his bill, to recognize the monument at College of the Ozarks as AN official Gold Star Families Memorial Monument of Missouri. Justus’ original bill said THE.

Lawmakers in both parties expressed concerns over Justus’ original term “THE OFFICIAL.” There are Gold Star memorial monuments in Jefferson City, in St. Louis County’s Jefferson Barracks Park and elsewhere.

Gold Star families are immediate family members of U-S military members who have been killed in combat or military service.