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North Ogden City 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 in North Ogden, Utah.

The dedication celebration was held on August 1, 2020 at 8:30 a.m.

Site location:

North Ogden City Hall
505 East 2600 North
North Ogden, Utah 84414

Jennie Taylor and Kirk Chugg were the Honorary Board Members for the Gold Star Family Memorial Monument, Hershel Woody Williams Medal of Honor Foundation (HWWMOHF).



Committee Members

Phillip Swanson
Josh Johnson
Jamie Tolman

To learn more about donating to a Gold Star Families Memorial Monument, please contact the Foundation at monument@hwwmohf.org.

This monument was dedicated on August 1 2020

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.

"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.


Dedication Photo Gallery

The hollow cutout of a Soldier in a four-pillar Gold Star Family Memorial Monument was dedicated in North Ogden City at City Hall Aug. 1, 2020. This monument, designed and built by the Hershel “Woody” Williams Foundation and organized and funded by the Major Brent Taylor Foundation and the Follow the Flag Foundation North Ogden branch, is the 61st monument to be erected across the nation and the first of its kind in Utah. (U.S. Army photo by Cpt. Rory Mele)
Brig. Gen. Michael Turley, the Adjutant General of the Utah National Guard gave remarks before Gold Star Families, dignitaries from Utah and Washington D.C., and local sponsors following the unveiling of the Gold Star Family Memorial Monument August 1st in North Ogden City, Utah at City Hall, expressing his support for families of service members. (U.S. Army photo by Cpt. Rory Mele)
President and CEO of the Hershel “Woody” Williams, Medal of Honor Foundation, Chad Graham, present Jennie Taylor, Director of the Major Brent Taylor Foundation, and Kirk Chugg, Director of the Follow the Flag Foundation—North Ogden, as Honorary Members of the Hershel “Woody” Williams, Medal of Honor Foundation. Taylor is the wife of Maj. Brent Taylor of the Utah National Guard who was killed in Afghanistan in late 2018, and their friend Chugg headed the effort of getting this monument in Utah with the help of local sponsors and donors. (U.S. Army photo by Cpt. Rory Mele)
Chief Master Sgt. (ret.) Beth Topa accompanies Col. Jenise Carroll, 75th Air Base Wing Commander and Chief Master Sgt. Chris Walker, 75th Air Base Wing Command Chief, of Hill Air Force Base at a VIP Meet and Greet at City Hall in North Ogden, Utah the evening before the Gold Star Family Memorial Monument dedication Aug. 1, 2020 to reveal the monument to the Gold Star Families and allow them to interact with sponsors and dignitaries who came in support. (U.S. Army photo by Cpt. Rory Mele)
Brig. Gen. Michael Turley, the Adjutant General for the Utah National Guard gave remarks before Gold Star Families, dignitaries from Utah and Washington D.C., and local sponsors following the unveiling of the Gold Star Family Memorial Monument August 1st in North Ogden City, Utah at City Hall, expressing his support for families of service members. (U.S. Army photo by Cpt. Rory Mele)

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