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Mansfield OH—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 in Mansfield Ohio.

Groundbreaking occurred on July 6 2019.

Site location:

50 Park Avenue East
Mansfield, OH 44902

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

Committee Members

Sheila Nowacki-Gold Star Family
Denis Nowacki-Gold Star Family
Ken Estep-Gold Star Family and Veteran 
Lynn Feldman-Blue Star Family 
Frank Reed-Blue Star Family
Bernie Lyons-Veteran
Larry Corn-Veteran

Josh Hurrell-Veteran
Doug Mosier-Veteran
Larry Moore-Veteran
Bill Homer-Veteran
Chief Mike Bailey-Veteran
Bill Flanegan-Veteran
Dan Mapes

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

This monument was dedicated on November 18 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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