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Memorial Monuments Dedicated

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States Represented

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Memorial Monuments in Progress

Gold Star Families Memorial Monument Statistics

Springfield IL Riverside CA Aurora CO Central TX Tampa FL Port St Lucie FL Charleston SC Knoxville TN Fairfield OH Greenup County KY Fairmont WV Valley Forge PA Philadelphia PA Grove City OH Medina OH Rochester NY Fall River MA Ft. Knox KY Annapolis MD Bedford VA Winchester VA Dyer IN Manchester NH Estherville Ft. Dodge IA Tulsa San Jose CA Albany NY Lafayette IN Indianapolis IN Palmetto Bay FL Hampton/Norfolk VA Little Rock AR Dallax TX Milwaukee WI Lincoln NE Institute WV Dublin VA Branson MO Havre De Grace MD Camp Shelby MS Olathe KS Kingsport TN

"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."

Mission Statement

"The Hershel "Woody" Williams Medal of Honor Foundation will honor Gold Star Families, Relatives and Children by building Gold Star Families Memorial Monuments throughout the United States, by offering scholarships to Gold Star Children, by sponsoring outreach programs and events and by educating communities about Gold Star Families and the sacrifice they have endured."

Would you like more information about how to start a project in your community?"

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

Reflections about life, service and sacrifice.

I was born in Quiet Dell, West Virginia, a small, rural community where my family owned a dairy farm. I grew up milking cows and delivering the milk to customers in town. When I became old enough for grade school, I attended a one-room school house that was about a mile walk from my house. A teacher at that school taught me the history of our great nation and about the freedom we have in America. That teacher’s love for the United States of America had a tremendous impact on me, and I have never forgotten that lesson.

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