Gold Star Family monument dedicated in Northfield

I was fortunate enough to attend today’s dedication of a Gold Star Family monument and to meet 95 year old Medal of Honor recipient Hershel “Woody” Williams. Woody survived the battle on Iwo Jima.

Woody spoke of his mission to draw attention to the sacrifice made by families and friends of fallen soldiers, and his wish to see a national monument for gold star mothers.

The Hershel “Woody” Williams Medal of Honor Foundation is a charitable 501c(3) nonprofit organization that pursues specific endeavors and goals through the vision of Medal of Honor Recipient Hershel “Woody” Williams. The Foundation encourages, with the assistance of the American public and community leaders, establishing permanent Gold Star Families Memorial Monuments in communities throughout the country, providing Living Legacy scholarships to Gold Star Children, and sponsoring & hosting Gold Star Families Outreach across the country.

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