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Honolulu / Kaneohe HI Project—Gold Star Families Memorial Monument

All donations made from this  page will be designated for the Honolulu/Kaneohe HI project

Kaneohe, Hawaii will soon be recognizing and honoring Gold Star Families with a Gold Star Families Memorial Monument (GSFMM) at the Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery at the entrance of the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

Lei Cutting blessing

July 21, 2017

Public is invited

45-425 Kamehameha Highway

Kaneohe, HI 96744

Medal of Honor Recipient and Co-Founder of the Hershel Woody Williams Medal of Honor Foundation (HWWMOHF), Woody Williams met with citizens, active duty service members, and community leaders in November 2016 to initiate the effort. The HWWMOHF will present a $5,000 check as matching seed monies. 

To learn more about the Gold Star Family Memorial, please contact Gold Star Families Memorial Monument Project Committee Chairman, Pastor Wayne Surface, (808) 383.9446, Honorary Board Member, Hershel Woody Williams Medal of Honor Foundation. 

The local committee will be working on the GSFMM Project with Gold Star Families, as well as community leaders and citizens. 

The National Project Manager for HWWMOHF is Mike King, e-mail

To make a contribution for this particular project, click the SUPPORT THIS PROJECT button below, contact an Honorary Board Member or contact the HWWMOHF at (304) 208.4254.

Gold Star Families Brochure

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