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Base Cleveland Veteran News

Sept 22, 2017 

Straight from City Hall

Luncheon: Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams, WWII Medal of Honor recipient

Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams, a WWII Medal of Honor recipient, and founder of the Herschel Williams Foundation is hopeful of erecting a Gold Star memorial in the City of Cleveland. The Hershel Woody Williams Congressional Medal of Honor Education Foundation, Inc. was established in 2010 and is a charitable 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization. The Foundation encourages, with the assistance of the public and community leaders, establishing permanent Gold Star Families Memorial Monuments in communities throughout the country and provides scholarships to eligible Gold Star Children.

The primary goal is to honor Gold Star Families, relatives, and Gold Star Children who have sacrificed a loved one in the service of their country. 

Luncheon: a Military Recognition Luncheon will be held Friday, September 29, 2017 at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown, 100 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland and will feature a presentation by one of four living World War II Medal of Honor recipients, Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams, USMC (ret.) 

There is no charge for the luncheon, but seating is limited.

Please contact Ms. Chari Zito ( or LTJG Matthew Previts ( with any questions. Preference will be given to Gold Star Families, Marines and WWII Veterans.