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Honolulu/Kaneohe HI—Gold Star Families Memorial Monument

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

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

This monument was dedicated on March 17 2018

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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