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Valley Forge PA—Gold Star Families Memorial Monument

Pennsylvania's new Gold Star Families Memorial Monument honoring the families of servicemen and women who sacrificed their lives while serving in the military is now a reality.

Site location:

1574 Valley Forge Rd
Valley Forge, PA 19482

Mr. Cory Etchberger, son of posthumous Vietnam Medal of Honor Recipient, was the Chairman of the committee for the Gold Star Family Memorial Monument (GSFMM) and is an Honorary Board Member, Woody Williams Foundation. The committee for the memorial was comprised of several Gold Star families from the Pennsylvania area.

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

This monument was dedicated on September 21 2014

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.

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