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Gainesville TX—Gold Star Families Memorial Monument

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

Groundbreaking occurred on March 10 2018.

Site location:

1000 West California Street
Gainesville, TX 76240

Cliff Yow, Mark Brewer and Bobby Balthrop were the Honorary Board Members for the Gold Star Family Memorial Monument, Woody Williams Foundation.

Committee Members

Don Pettigrew
Gary Cox
Mike McHorse
Alanna Williams
Joe Conner

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

This monument was dedicated on January 25 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.

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