Knoxville TN - Gold Star Families Memorial Monument
Knoxville TN Project - Gold Star Families Memorial Monument
Thanks to the support of the following organizations and individuals in East Tennesssee - the first Gold Star Family Monument in the Volunteer State is now a reality!
The public was invited to join Woody on Tuesday, November 22 for the dedication ceremony, beginning at 10 am.
Tennessee's new Gold Star Families Memorial Monument honoring the families of servicemen and women killed in the line of duty is now becoming a reality. The memorial will be established in the new East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, located on Governor John Sevier Hwy in Knox County.
The Gold Star Family Memorial is located at the John Sevier State Veterans Cemetery
2200 East Gov, John Sevier Hwy 168, Knoxville, TN 37920
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Joleen Dewald and Rene' Goupil, Honorary Board Members of the Hershel Woody Williams Medal of Honor Foundation are leading the project in cooperation with American Legion Post 2 in Knoxville and Knoxville County Mayor Tim Burchett. The committee for the memorial is comprised of several Gold Star families, Legion members, veterans and other citizens from East Tennessee.
A Gold Star family is a wife, husband, mother, father, stepmother, stepfather, parent through adoption, foster parents who stand or stood in loco parentis, children, stepchildren, children through adoption, brothers, sisters, half brothers, half sisters, aunts, uncles, grandchildren and grandparents of a member of the Armed Forces of the United States that sacrificed their life for our way of life and the American flag under which they served.
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. A fundraising campaign was launched at the annual Mountain Man Memorial March in early April.
"Dying for freedom isn't the worst thing that can happen. Being forgotten is." Georgie Carter-Krell (Mother of Posthumous Medal or Honor Recipient Pfc. Bruce W. Carter, USMC- Florida