Jim Parks was honored Monday at the Sonoma Veterans Memorial Park with anew commemorative Veterans Remembered Flag, according to a piece in the Sonoma Index-Tribune.
Parks, a veteran of WWII, was a crucial voice in establishing the Veterans park, and funded the memorial star himself.
The Veterans Remembered Flag uses several symbols to honor military service. (Read more about the flag here.)
Here's a description of the meaning behind flag's pattern:
The Flag depicts the founding of our nation by the thirteen stars that emanate from the hoist to the large red star that represents our Nation and the five branches of our country's military that defend her.
The white star indicates the Veteran's dedication to service. The blue star honors all who serve in the military in the past, present, and future. The gold star memorializes those who fell defending our Nation. The green field represents the hallowed ground where all rest eternally.
Check out a picture from the ceremony here.