What is the significance of the central pentagonal element of this war memorial?

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These photos are of a war memorial in NY State, USA. The central feature is a large 5-pointed star which has a 'cenotaph' element that is also 5-sided:

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Larger photo of the whole thing:

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In situ:

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It seems like the points of the pentagon are aligned with the points of the star.

What is the significance of the central element? It reminded me somewhat of a 'cenotaph', is it standing in for a tomb?

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