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Dayton OH—Gold Star Families Memorial Monument

Dayton Ohio became home to a new Gold Star Families Memorial Monument (GSFMM) honoring the families of servicemen and women who sacrificed their lives while serving in the military.

Site location:

National Museum of the Air Force
1100 Spaatz St.
Dayton, OH 45431

Matt Previts and Dave Manges were the Honorary Board Members for the Gold Star Family Memorial Monument, Woody Williams Foundation.

Committee Members

James and Leslie Groves
Bill Snider
Dr. Jonathan Winkler
IS1 Kevin Baxley
Reita Kreitzer

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

This monument was dedicated on October 16 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 to honor and serve Gold Star Families and the legacy of their Loved Ones who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.

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