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Riverside CA—Gold Star Families Memorial Monument

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All donations made from this link will be designated for the Riverside California Gold Star Families Memorial Monument.

The State of CALIFORNIA's new Gold Star Families Memorial Monument (GSFMM) honoring the families of servicemen and women killed in the line of duty is now shaping up to become a reality through the efforts of Gold Star Wife DeeDee Rodler, President, Gold Star Wives of America, Inland Empire Chapter.

Groundbreaking was celebrated on June 26 2021.    

Riverside National Cemetery
22495 Van Buren Blvd.
Riverside CA 92518

The public is invited and encouraged to attend the dedication celebrations.

Dee Dee Rodler is the Chairman of the committee for the Gold Star Family Memorial Monument in Riverside, CA and an Honorary Board Member, Woody Williams Foundation.

The committee for the memorial will be comprised of several Gold Star Family members and business leaders from the area.

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

Honorary Board Members
Dee Dee Rodler
Gold Star Families Memorial Monument
Committee Members
Janet Williams
Millie Leslie
Vickie Castro
Laura Landaker
Teresa Bullock
Melissa Juarez

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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