Branson MO Project—Gold Star Families Memorial Monument

A new Gold Star Families Memorial Monument honoring the families of servicemen and women who sacrificed their lives while serving in the military is in Branson, MO. The Gold Star Families Memorial Monument is located at the College of the Ozarks.

Dr. Jerry C. Davis, President, College of the Ozarks and Bryan M. Cizek, Director of Patriotic Activities, College of the Ozarks are the Honorary Board Members for the Gold Star Family Memorial Monument Project, Hershel Woody Williams Medal of Honor Foundation.

Dedication was April 19 at 2:30 p.m. 
College of the Ozarks, Veterans Grove, Point Lookout, MO

The public is invited to attend.

To learn more about donating to the Gold Star Family Memorial, please contact Bryan Cizek at

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