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Branson MO—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, Hershel Woody Williams Medal of Honor Foundation.

College of the Ozarks, Veterans Grove, Point Lookout, MO

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

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

This memorial monument was dedicated on April 19, 2017.