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Kentucky State Capitol Grounds 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 now in Frankfort KY.

Groundbreaking was held on December 9, 2019.

Site location:

Kentucky State Capitol Grounds
700 Capital Ave
Frankfort KY 40601

Brigadier General Benjamin F. Adams III (USA Ret.) was 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

Committee Members

Cindy Stonebraker
Cathy Mullins
Lynn Romans
Sarah Taylor

Jacob Roberts
Michelle Madden
Mike King
Chad Graham

This monument was dedicated on September 27 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 to honor and serve Gold Star Families and the legacy of their Loved Ones who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.

2021 Gold Star Mother's and Families Day Photo Gallery

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