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Ft. Dodge IA—Gold Star Families Memorial Monument

The Ft. Dodge Gold Star Families Memorial Monument has been established to honor, recognize, and serve Gold Star Families and the legacy of their Loved Ones who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Site location:

Veterans Memorial Park
1386 National Ave.
Ft. Dodge, IA 50501

Dr. Terry Moehnke was the Honorary Board Member for the Gold Star Family Memorial Monument, Woody Williams Foundation.

To make a contribution for this particular monument contact the Foundation at

This monument was dedicated on June 16 2019

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.

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