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Honoring Gold Star families in Springfield

Oct 30, 2017 

Fox Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WRSP) — Monday, a groundbreaking ceremony will be held to honor the families of men and woman who have been killed in the line of duty.

The Gold Star Families Memorial Monument will be built on a knoll overlooking the Veterans Memorials at Oak Ridge Cemetery. 

The project was started by Hershel "Woody" Williams, a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient.

His foundation has helped build similar monuments in 26 states.

The groundbreaking ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, October 30.