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Bay City MI—Gold Star Families Memorial Monument

On September 30, 2017 Michigan recognized and honored Gold Star Families with a Gold Star Families Memorial Monument (GSFMM) at this site.

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 Committee Chairman Tim Eckstein, Honorary Board Member, Hershel Woody Williams Medal of Honor Foundation (HWWMOHF). Email Tim Eckstein at eckstei1@yahoo.com

A Gold Star Family member can be any relative: mother, father, stepmother, stepfather, adoptive or foster parents, wife, husband, child, stepchild, adopted child, brothers, sisters, half brothers or sisters, grandparents, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces or nephews who have sacrificed a Loved One for our Freedom.

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

Any excess funds raised for this Gold Star Families Memorial Monument Project will be used to further the mission of the Hershel "Woody" Williams Medal of Honor Foundation’s of honoring Gold Star Families and their fallen Heroes through the establishment of Gold Star Families Memorial Monuments in communities across the United States, offering scholarships to Gold Star Children as well as sponsoring and hosting outreach programs and events for Gold Star Families.

Groundbreaking Photo Gallery - April 29, 2017

Dedication Video

September 30, 2017

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