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Olathe KS—Gold Star Families Memorial Monument

All donations made from this page will be designated for the Olathe KS monument.

The Committee for the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument (GSFMM) located in Olathe, KS is excited to announce they will be recognizing and honoring Gold Star Families with a Gold Star Families Memorial Monument at the Veterans Memorial Park in Olathe. 

Official Groundbreaking
Veterans Day 2016

Medal of Honor Recipient and Co-Founder of the Hershel Woody Williams Medal of Honor Foundation (HWWMOHF), Woody Williams met with community leaders on Friday, November 18, 2016. The HWWMOHF presented a $5,000 check as matching seed monies.

To learn more about the Gold Star Family Memorial, please contact GSFMM Committee Chairman Gerald Hay (e-mail or call (913) 715.0736, Honorary Board Member, Hershel Woody Williams Medal of Honor Foundation. 

Mr. Hay will be working on the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument with the American Legion, and the City of Olathe, as well as community leaders and citizens. 

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

To make a contribution for this particular monument, click the SUPPORT THIS PROJECT button, contact an Honorary Board Member or contact the HWWMOHF at

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.