The purpose of the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument is to honor Gold
Star Families and Veterans and to preserve the memory of the fallen and stand as
a stark reminder that Freedom is not free. The objective is to provide a
monument that will be a place that Veterans, families and friends can pay tribute
to service members that served our nation. This monument will honor all service
members that died while serving in the military service, or died as a result of that
service, or are missing in action. This monument project is in partnership with
the Hershel Woody Williams Medal of Honor Foundation. It is the dream of Mr.
Williams to have a Gold Star Families Memorial Monument placed in each state.
This stunning black granite monument features two sides. One side bears the
words: Gold Star Families Memorial Monument, a tribute to Gold Star Families
and Relatives who have sacrificed a Loved One for our Freedom. The other side
tells a story through the four granite panels: Homeland, Family, Patriot, and
Sacrifice. The scenes on each panel are a reflection of each community's Gold
Star Families and their fallen Heroes. At the center of this tribute is the most
distinct feature of the monument, the cut out which represents the Loved One
who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the name of Freedom.