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
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