During World War II, families of those serving displayed flags with blue stars. If that service person died, the star was changed to gold. This display at the Memorial, the The Freedom Wall, has 4,048 gold stars, each representing 100 Americans who died in the war. In front of the wall lies the message “Here we mark the price of freedom”.

During World War II, families of those serving displayed flags with blue stars. If that service person died, the star was changed to gold. This display at the Memorial, the The Freedom Wall, has 4,048 gold stars, each representing 100 Americans who died in the war. In front of the wall lies the message "Here we mark the price of freedom".

During World War II, families of those serving displayed flags with blue stars. If that service person died, the star was changed to gold. This display at the Memorial, the The Freedom Wall, has 4,048 gold stars, each representing 100 Americans who died in the war. In front of the wall lies the message “Here we mark the price of freedom”.