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Kingsport TN—Gold Star Families Memorial Monument

The Monument Committee for the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument (GSFMM) located in Kingsport, Tennessee is excited to announce they recognized and honored Gold Star Families with a Gold Star Families Memorial Monument. 


Veterans Park and Memorial, 1630 Fort Henry Drive, Kingsport, TN

Monday, November 21, 2016 was the official groundbreaking ceremony. Medal of Honor Recipient and Co-Founder of the Hershel Woody Williams Medal of Honor Foundation (HWWMOHF), Woody Williams met with The Chamber of Commerce and community leaders in October 2016. The HWWMOHF will present a $5,000 check as matching seed monies.

To learn more about the Gold Star Family Memorial, please contact GSFMM Project Committee Chairman Vanessa Bennett, Honorary Board Member, Hershel Woody Williams Medal of Honor Foundation. Email Vanessa Bennett at VBennett@kingsportchamber.org or Miles Burdine at MBurdine@kingsportchamber.org.

This monument was dedicated on September 25, 2017

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.

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