51 Gold star banner

51 Gold star banner

Roseanna Arnold Labrie (1880—1953) bore 16 children at her Essex Street home in Dover. Seven of her sons later served in Europe during World War II: Albert, Robert, William, Raymond, Peter, Paul, and Maurice. The gold star on this banner is for Maurice, a U.S. Navy Motor Machinist Mate 3rd Class, who was killed at age 23 during the Normandy Invasion on June 8, 1944. The blue stars on the banner represent her six other sons who all survived the war. Also shown are the family’s various service medals, including the Purple Heart. The Museum and all its visitors proudly honor this family’s sacrifice and service.

Location: W3, Veterans Gallery

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