Several years ago Woody had a vision to create a “first of its kind in the United States” Medal of Honor Wall of Memory that could be designed and displayed in veterans’ hospitals and veterans’ nursing homes to honor and pay tribute to the Medal of Honor Recipients from the surrounding communities of those locations. Initially, the Hershel “Woody” Williams Medal of Honor Foundation plans to carry out Woody’s hopes for “a Dedication Wall in the other 3 VA Hospitals in the state of West Virginia”. The goal of the Foundation will be to collaborate with the other veterans’ hospitals and veterans’ nursing homes in the other 49 states and dedicate a Medal of Honor Wall of Memory in every location possible.
Woody's dream is soon to be one Wall of Memory closer. The Medal of Honor Wall of Memory at the Martinsburg VAMC will be 60 feet long by four feet tall and installed in a corridor off the main lobby of the center.
Clarksburg artist Jim Crim has designed the wall and the Martinsburg VAMC is working with Brews Custom Displays of Inwood on the exhibit. Brews is a disabled veteran-owned small business.
The display will feature the 44 Medal of Honor recipients from the four states that the Martinsburg VAMC serves. Honorees range from the Civil War to Vietnam.
The wall should be installed by April 2015.
The Hershel Woody Williams Medal of Honor Foundation is pleased to announce it has dedicated another Medal of Honor Wall of Memory at the Huntington, WV VA Medical Center. The goal of the Foundation is to see a Medal of Honor Wall of Memory in every VA Hospital in the nation.
Woody gives a personal video tour of the Medal of Honor - Wall of Memory that was recently established at the West Virginia Veterans Nursing Facility.