Little Rock AR Project—Gold Star Families Memorial Monument

All donations made from this page will be designated for the Little Rock AR project.

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 currently being planned in Little Rock, Arkansas. The committee is currently forming and fundraising initiatives are being planned. 

The Gold Star Families Memorial Monument is to be located on the state Capitol grounds.  

Groundbreaking occurred on March 2, 2017 at the State Capitol grounds at 1 p.m.

Dwight Witcher (Project Chairman), Paul Garrett and John Smallwood are the Honorary Board Members for the Gold Star Family Memorial Monument Project, Hershel Woody Williams Medal of Honor Foundation (HWWMOHF).

To learn more about donating to the Gold Star Family Memorial, please contact Dwight Witcher, Marine Corps League, Sidney S. McMath Detachment 532, e-mail—

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

To make a contribution for this particular project, click the SUPPORT THIS PROJECT button, contact an Honorary Board Member or contact the HWWMOHF at (304) 208.4254.

Project Members

Honorary Board Members

Paul Garrett
John Smallwood
Dwight Whitcher

Committee Member

Gold Star Mother, Deborah Johnson

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