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Bay City MI Project—Gold Star Families Memorial Monument

All donations made from this page will be designated for the Bay Ciy MI project

Michigan will soon be recognizing and honoring Gold Star Families with a Gold Star Families Memorial Monument (GSFMM) at this site.

Public is invited

Groundbreaking: April 29, 2017 

Dedication: September 30, 2017

Battery Park NW Quadrant 

Central Ave. and N. Jefferson St. 

Bay City, MI 48708

To learn more about the Gold Star Family Memorial, please contact: GSFMM Project Committee Chairman Tim Eckstein, Honorary Board Member, Hershel Woody Williams Medal of Honor Foundation (HWWMOHF). Email Tim Eckstein at

Tim will be working on the GSFMM Project with community leaders, Gold Star family members and local citizens. 

The National Project Manager for HWWMOHF is Mike King—e-mail adress: 

The HWWMOHF will present a $5,000 check as matching seed monies. 

To make a contribution for this particular project, click the SUPPORT THIS PROJECT button, 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 loco parentis, children, stepchildren, children through adoption, brothers, sisters, half brothers, half sisters, aunts, uncles, 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 of Honor Recipient Pfc. Bruce W. Carter, USMC- Florida

Groundbreaking Photo Gallery - April 29, 2017