The Project Committee for the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument (GSFMM) located in Kingsport, Tennessee is excited to announce they will be recognizing and honoring Gold Star Families with a Gold Star Families Memorial Monument .
Kingsport Gold Star Families Memorial Monument Dedication
Monday, 25 Sept, 2017 at 2:30PM EST
Location: Veterans Park and Memorial, 1630 Fort Henry Drive, Kingsport, TN
The public is invited to attend.
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.
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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