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Fall River MA—Gold Star Families Memorial Monument

The State of Massachusetts's new Gold Star Families Memorial Monument (GSFMM) honoring the families of servicemen and women killed in the line of duty became a reality through the efforts of Bruce R Aldrich and Steven B Sammis, Honorary Board Members, Hershel Woody Williams Medal of Honor Foundation (HWWMOHF) on September 25, 2016.

The committee for the GSFMM is comprised of Gold Star Family members, and military and business leaders from the Fall River area.

Guest keynote speaker:
Gen. Joseph Dunsford
Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

To learn more about donating to a Gold Star Families Memorial Monument, please contact the Foundation at

Gold Star Family members and relatives are those 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.

This monument was dedicated on September 25, 2016

"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, USMCD - 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.

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