Photo courtesy Mike Heilmann.

ROTHSCHILD — Bob Coleman and Paul Gwidt, members of a veterans memorial group bringing awareness to the Gold Star Mothers Family Memorial, spoke during a regular meeting of the Veterans Weekly Cup of Coffee in early January.

Members of the group hope to raise enough money to buy a memorial statue honoring mothers of service people and display it at Veterans Memorial Park just outside Rothschild City Hall on Sept. 30, which is Gold Star Families Day.

The fundraiser began in 2011 to honor the Wisconsin Gold Star Mothers, and their families, who lost their sons or daughters in service to the United States.

Pictured are Bob Coleman, from left, and Paul Gwidt. Photo courtesy Mike Heilmann.

For more information or to help with a contribution contact Paul Gwidt, Commander American Legion Post 492, Rothschild, at 715-370-6422 or

The Veterans Weekly Cup of Coffee meets from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. every Wednesday at Denny’s in Rothschild. For more information, call Mike Heilmann at 715-846-0166

Photos courtesy Mike Heilmann.