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Elkins WV Gold Star Families Memorial Monument

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All donations made from this link will be designated for the Elkins WV 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 Elkins West Virginia.

Proposed site location:

Veterans Memorial Park
Railroad Avenue
Elkins WV 26241

The public is invited and encouraged to attend the groundbreaking and/or dedication celebrations.

J. Dan McCarthy is the Honorary Board Member 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

Honorary Board Member
J. Dan McCarthy, VADM, SC, USN (ret)
Rotary International District 7545 Governor
Committee Members
Jeff Disibbio, Rotary International District 7545 Governor-elect
James Peterson, Milton WV Rotary Club
Kristie Vandevander, Immediate Past President, Elkins Rotary Club
Donald Lambert, SSgt, WVANG
District Commander, American Legion WV District 9

Rick Macak, LtCol, USMC (ret)
Rotary International District 7545 Governor-nominee

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 to honor and serve Gold Star Families and the legacy of their Loved Ones who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.