One of Mississippi's new Gold Star Families Memorial Monument honoring the families of servicemen and women killed in the line of duty is now a reality.
Groundbreaking was completed on January 11, 2017 at the Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center near Hattiesburg.
Dedication was held at 10 a.m. on May 16, 2018 at the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum.
To learn more about donating to the Gold Star Family Memorial, please contact Honorary Board Member, Hershel Woody Williams Medal of Honor Foundation, Chuck Holifield.
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.