Kingsport TN Project - Gold Star Families Memorial Monument

The Project Committee for the GSFMM located in Kingsport, Tennessee is excited to announce they will be recognizing and honoring Gold Star Families with a Gold Star Families Memorial Monument. The Kingsport Chamber of Commerce announced that it will be built at the Veterans Memorial next to Dobyns-Bennett High School

Kingsport Gold Star Families Memorial Monument Proposal

Location: Veterans Park and Memorial, 1630 Fort Henry Drive, Kingsport, TN

Monday, November 21, 2017 is the OFFICIAL GROUNDBREAKING. Medal of Honor Recipient and Co-Founder of the HWWMOHF, Woody Williams met with The Chamber of Commerce and community leaders in October 2017. The HWWMOHF will present a $5,000 check as matching seed monies.

To learn more about the Gold Star Family Memorial, please contact: GSFMM Project Committee Chairman Vanessa Bennett, Honorary Board Member, Hershel Woody Williams Medal of Honor Foundation.

Vanessa Bennett at: or Miles Burdine at:

The National Project Manager for HWWMOHF is Mike King: Email

To make a contribution for this particular Project: CLICK THE DONATE TAB AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE, contact an Honorary Board Member or contact the HWWMOHF at: 304.208.4254

A Gold Star family is 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, nieces, grandchildren and grandparents of a member of the Armed Forces of the United States that sacrificed their life for our way of life and the American flag under which they served. The Gold Star Family Memorial was created by Medal of Honor Recipient Hershel “Woody’ Williams to remember those families who have made the ultimate sacrifice. To learn more about the memorial, please visit our Gold Star Families Memorial Monument web page.

"Dying for freedom isn't the worst thing that can happen. Being forgotten is." Georgie Carter-Krell (Mother of Posthumous Medal or Honor Recipient Pfc. Bruce W. Carter, USMC- Florida

All donations made from this page will be designated for the Kingsport TN project.