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Marietta OH—Gold Star Families Memorial Monument

Ohio's new Gold Star Families Memorial Monument (GSFMM) honoring the families of servicemen and women killed while serving in the military is now a reality.  The monument is located at Gold Star Park (formerly Lookout Park), 801 Lancaster St., Marietta, Ohio 45750.


Roy Trembly and Dave Smith were the Committee Co-chairs for the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument and Honorary Board Members, Hershel Woody Williams Medal of Honor Foundation (HWWMOHF). To learn more about donating to the Gold Star Family Memorial, please contact Roy at roytrembly@gmail.com or (304) 966.4419 and Dave Smith at n2851l@earthlink.net or (740) 336.1183.


To make a contribution for this particular monument, contact an Honorary Board Member or contact the HWWMOHF at monument@hwwmohf.org.

Monument Committee Members

Honorary Board Members

Roy Trembly
Dave Smith

Committee Members

Reggie Pickering
Larry Britton
Don Dearth
Mayor Joe Mathews
Dale Ferrell

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.

This memorial monument was dedicated on June 23, 2018.

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