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Knoxville TN—Gold Star Families Memorial Monument

Tennessee's new Gold Star Families Memorial Monument honoring the families of servicemen and women killed in the line of duty is now a reality. The public was invited to join Woody on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 for the dedication ceremony, beginning at 10 am.

John Sevier State Veterans Cemetery
2200 East Gov
John Sevier Hwy 168
Knoxville, TN 37920

Map and directions

Joleen Dewald and Rene' Goupil, Honorary Board Members of the Hershel Woody Williams Medal of Honor Foundation were co-chairpersons in cooperation with American Legion Post 2 in Knoxville and Knoxville County Mayor Tim Burchett. The committee for the memorial was comprised of several Gold Star families, Legion members, veterans and other citizens from East Tennessee.

To learn more about donating to a Gold Star Families Memorial Monument, please contact the Foundation at

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.

This monument was dedicated on November 22, 2016

"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.

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