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Hayward CA—Gold Star Families Memorial Monument

The State of CALIFORNIA's Gold Star Families Memorial Monument honoring the families of servicemen and women killed in the line of duty became a reality through the efforts of U.S. Marine Corps veteran Michael L. Emerson, AMVETS Post 911 Commander in Hayward, California.

Hayward CA Gold Star Families Memorial Monument - Front viewGold Star Families Memorial Monument front-view
Hayward CA Gold Star Families Memorial Monument - Back viewGold Star Families Memorial Monument back-view
Lone Tree Cemetery
24591 Fairview Avenue
Hayward, CA 94542

To learn more about donating to a Gold Star Family Memorial Monument, please contact the Foundation at monument@woodywilliams.org.

This monument was dedicated on December 2 2017

Funds raised will be used to further the mission to honor and serve Gold Star Families across the nation and the legacy of their Loved Ones who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.

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 sacrificed one of their own in the name of freedom. 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)

Dedication Ceremony


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