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Lincoln NE—Gold Star Families Memorial Monument

A new Gold Star Families Memorial Monument (GSFMM) honoring the families of servicemen and women who sacrificed their lives while serving in the military is nearly a reality in Lincoln, Nebraska. 

Rob McMaster and Barbara Bartel, Honorary Board Members, Hershel Woody Williams Medal of Honor Foundation (HWWMOHF); along with The Nebraska Chapter Gold Star Families President Pat Mracek, Survivor Outreach Services, and Eagle Scout committee member, Gunnar Noordhoek, are spearheading the efforts. 

Antelope Park, east of the Auld Center
3140 Sumner St.
Lincoln, NE  

To learn more about donating to the Gold Star Family Memorial, please contact: Rob McMaster at or contact the Foundation at

The National Project Manager for HWWMOHF is Mike King—e-mail adress: 

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

This monument was dedicated on September 24, 2017

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.