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Institute WV—Gold Star Families Memorial Monument

The original monument was established at the Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery in 2013.

Site location:

130 Academy Drive
Dunbar, WV

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

This monument was dedicated on October 2 2013

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.