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Simi Valley CA—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 in Simi Valley, CA at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum.

Site location:

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
40 Presidential Drive
Simi Valley, CA 93065

Gary Sinise (Project Chairman) and John Heubusch were the Honorary Board Members for the Gold Star Family Memorial Monument, Woody Williams Foundation.

Committee Members

Michelle Carranza
Gary Cole
Joanne Drake
Melissa Giller
Phyllis Gorby

Melanie House
Congressman Steve Knight
John Lehne
Jerry Zuk

To learn more about donating to a Gold Star Families Memorial Monument, please contact the Foundation at

This monument was dedicated on November 12 2018

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 of the Woody Williams Foundation of honoring Gold Star Families and their fallen Heroes through the establishment of Gold Star Families Memorial Monuments in communities across the United States, offering scholarships to Gold Star Children as well as sponsoring and hosting outreach programs and events for Gold Star Families.

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