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Crestwood KY Gold Star Families Memorial Monument

A new Gold Star Families Memorial Monument (GSFMM) honoring the families of servicemen and women who sacrificed their lives while serving in the military is now in Crestwood KY.

Groundbreaking occurred on June 5, 2019.

Site location:

5901 Veterans Memorial Pkwy
South Oldham High School
Crestwood KY 40014

Ann Helton was the Honorary Board Member for the Gold Star Family Memorial Monument, Woody Williams Foundation.

Committee Members

Don Helton, Emeritus
Billy Garwood - Co-chair
Lynn Romans - Gold Star Mother
Jerry Rankin - Gold Star Father
Greg Bethard
Galen Clark
Stephen Davis
Joe Hamilton

Steve Hargett
Chris Johnson
Jane Kaebler
Jerry McCandless
Mill Meade
Leonard Mulcahy
Scott Quinlan

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

This monument was dedicated on August 22 2020

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.

"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 Woody Williams Foundation 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.

Groundbreaking Ceremony - June 5 2019

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