On behalf the Hershel “Woody” Williams Medal or Honor Foundation (HWWMOHF), Blue Core Charity and the newly formed Lexington Gold Star Memorial Committee, we are excited to share that Lexington, KY has recognized and honored Gold Star Families of its community.
Marine veteran and Lexington native James Klingshirn, Honorary Board Member, Hershel Woody Williams Medal of Honor Foundation will serve as Chair for the Lexington Gold Star Memorial Committee.
Gold Star Families Memorial Monument:
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. 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, USMC- Florida