Tennessee's new Gold Star Families Memorial Monument honoring the families of servicemen and women killed in the line of duty is now a reality. The public was invited to join Woody on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 for the dedication ceremony, beginning at 10 am.
Joleen Dewald and Rene' Goupil, Honorary Board Members of the Hershel Woody Williams Medal of Honor Foundation were co-chairpersons in cooperation with American Legion Post 2 in Knoxville and Knoxville County Mayor Tim Burchett. The committee for the memorial was comprised of several Gold Star families, Legion members, veterans and other citizens from East Tennessee.
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