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Rhode Island Veterans—Gold Star Families Memorial Monument

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All donations made from this link will be designated for the Rhode Island Veterans 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 currently being planned in Exeter RI.

Site location:

301 South County Trail
Exeter, RI 02822

The public is invited and encouraged to attend the dedication celebration.

Groundbreaking ceremony update

The groundbreaking ceremony for the RI Gold Star Families Memorial Monument took place on October 20, 2019.

Regina Roberts, Sharon Serio-Valente and Lynn St.Germain Lundh (Project Co-chairs) as well as Ron Gill and Ed Roberts are the Honorary Board /Committee Members for the Gold Star Family Memorial Monument, Woody Williams Foundation. 

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

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.