Boston does a great job marking war heroes and local luminaries on hundreds of street corners with these embossed black and gold signs, like this one in the West End. Max Hirshovitz was a corporal who was killed during World War I.
For all I know, that gold star is also significant. Can anyone link me to the story behind these signs? I am aware that they symbolize the Medal of Honor, but I don’t know if they are design element that appears on all these signs.
Gold stars are also awarded to soldiers killed in combat (see Comments)