Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center unveiling Gold Star Families Memorial

The Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville is unveiling a Gold Star Families Memorial tomorrow.

The memorial for Gold Star families honors those who have lost a son or daughter in service to our country, and the servicemen and women themselves who lost their lives. The medical center wanted to have a sacred and solemn area on the grounds for patients and families both to come in remembrance of those they've lost.

"We expect to have a large crowd. There are about nine gold star families in the area who have said that they'll be attending with other family members. We're hoping for a big showing so that people will see and honor the Gold Star families in Alachua County," said Tom Wisnieksi, the VA Medical Center Director.

The unveiling will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday.