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Honolulu/Kaneohe HI—Gold Star Families Memorial Monument

Kaneohe, Hawaii recognizes and honors Gold Star Families with a Gold Star Families Memorial Monument (GSFMM) at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

Site location;

Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery
45-425 Kamehameha Highway
Kaneohe, HI 96744

Lei cutting blessing was held on July 21, 2017

Medal of Honor Recipient and Co-Founder of the Woody Williams Foundation, Woody Williams met with citizens, active duty service members, and community leaders in November 2016 to initiate the effort.

Local committee members; including community leaders, Gold Star families, citizens and Gold Star Families Memorial Monument Committee Chairman, Pastor Wayne Surface-Honorary Board Member; worked on the monument.

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

This monument was dedicated on March 17 2018

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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