For those that aren't aware yet, House in the Woods in Lee, Maine is preparing to be the next location for the Woody Williams Foundation Gold Star Family Memorial, the first in Maine.
The estimated cost for the Memorial is $54,200.00
To date we have $6,421.42 raised and will need 50% down in order to purchase the materials.
Our goal is to break ground and complete the memorial in the summer of 2024 with the ceremony in August 2024.
If you'd like to help sponsor the memorial please do so using the link here
The Monuments provide a place of permanence for Gold Star Families and their communities, to gather, honor and remember our fallen Loved Ones, to whom we owe so much.
Gold Star Families Memorial Monuments are a two-sided tribute made of black granite. One side bears the words: Gold Star Families Memorial Monument, a tribute to Gold Star Families and Relatives who sacrificed a Loved One for our Freedom. On the other side of the monument, there are scenes etched on each of the four panels: Homeland, Family, Patriot and Sacrifice. At the center of this tribute, is a silhouette of a saluting service member which represents the Legacy of the Loved Ones who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our Freedom. Together, these features tell each community's unique story based upon the Pillars of the Foundation.
Initially the Foundation’s goal was to establish a Gold Star Families Memorial Monument in Woody’s home state of West Virginia. Once that monument was complete, a new mission became clear to Woody and those at the Woody Williams Foundation to establish these monuments in as many communities as possible in all 50 states and U.S. territories.
THANK YOU TO OUR DONORS SO FAR:
- Walleyes for Wounded Warriors
- House in the Woods Military & Family Retreat
- American Legion Post 83 ORONO, MAINE