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Wheeling WV—Gold Star Families Memorial Monument

A new Gold Star Families Memorial Monument (GSFMM) honoring the families of servicemen and women who sacrificed their lives while serving in the military became a reality in Wheeling, WV.

Site location:

Veterans Amphitheater at Heritage Port
1200 Water Street
Wheeling, WV 26003

John Nanny was the Honorary Board Member for the Gold Star Family Memorial Monument, Woody Williams Foundation.

Committee Members

Vernon Anderson
John Powell
Demetrius Lathon

Karen Schubert Garvin
Harry "David" Schoenian
Mayor Glenn Elliott

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

This monument was dedicated on September 20 2019

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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