Kaneohe, Hawaii recognizes and honors Gold Star Families with a Gold Star Families Memorial Monument (GSFMM) at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.
Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery
45-425 Kamehameha Highway
Kaneohe, HI 96744
Lei cutting blessing was held on July 21, 2017
Medal of Honor Recipient and Co-Founder of the Woody Williams Foundation, Woody Williams met with citizens, active duty service members, and community leaders in November 2016 to initiate the effort.
Local committee members; including community leaders, Gold Star families, citizens and Gold Star Families Memorial Monument Committee Chairman, Pastor Wayne Surface-Honorary Board Member; worked on the monument.
To learn more about donating to a Gold Star Family Memorial, please contact the Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.