Virginia's new Gold Star Families Memorial Monument (GSFMM) honoring the families of servicemen and women killed while serving in the military is now becoming a reality.
Don Ratcliffe and Jerry Dumont are the Committee Chairs for the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument Project and are Honorary Board Members, Hershel Woody Williams Medal of Honor Foundation (HWWMOHF). To learn more about donating to the Gold Star Family Memorial, please contact Don Ratcliffe at (540) 323.7605 or Jerry Dumont at (540) 896.2546.
A Gold Star family is a wife, husband, mother, father, stepmother, stepfather, parent through adoption, foster parents who stand or stood in loco parentis, children, stepchildren, children through adoption, brothers, sisters, half brothers, half sisters, aunts, uncles, grandchildren and grandparents of a member of the Armed Forces of the United States that sacrificed their life for our way of life and the American flag under which they served. 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