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Bay City MI—Gold Star Families Memorial Monument

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

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 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 monument, click the SUPPORT THIS PROJECT button, contact an Honorary Board Member or contact the HWWMOHF at (304) 208.4254.

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