Hershel Woody Williams Medal of Honor Foundation
Memorial Monuments Dedicated
Memorial Monuments in Progress
"WHAT IS A GOLD STAR FAMILY MEMBER"?
"A wife, husband, mother, father, stepmother, stepfather, parent through adoption, foster parents who stand or stood in place of parents, children, stepchildren, children through adoption, brothers, sisters, half brothers, half sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, grandchildren and grandparents of a member of the Armed Forces of the United States that sacrificed their life for our way of life, while serving in the United States Military."
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Gold Star Families Monument Gets White House Backing
The Hershel Woody Williams Medal of Honor Foundation has a goal, and now it has some pretty strong backing — from the White House.
Letter from Woody
As an 18 year old farm boy waiting to go to war to protect the freedom I had learned about in grade school, from a teacher who loved her country, my life and values were impacted by an experience I had as a driver of a taxi in the small community of Fairmont, West Virginia.
During my youth I had a boyhood friend by the name of Leonard Brown. We were near the same age. I wanted him to join the Marines with me, but he elected to go to the Army Air Force. While over seas his plane disappeared and no trace of it was ever found. His family waited 7 long years with hope, all the while he was declared missing in action, before they finally received official word that he had been lost. No trace of Leonard or his aircraft was ever found.
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In the News
October 15, 2016
|Update: Public ceremony to dedicate Gold Star Families Memorial
The Herald Dispatch
October 14, 2016
|Havre de Grace considering new monument for Gold Star Families
October 13, 2016
| College of the Ozarks plans monument for families of fallen service members
October 3, 2016
|Our View: New memorial a touching tribute to Gold Star families
The Wellesley Townsman