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The Boscawen NH Gold Star Families Memorial Project is excited to partner with the Hershel Woody Williams Medal of Honor Foundation (HWWMOHF) to bring the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument (GSFMM) to the memorial walkway at the State of NH Veterans Cemetery.

Groundbreaking is scheduled for April 23, 2017--10:30 - 12:30
New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery
110 Daniel Webster Hwy 
Boscawen, New Hampshire 03303

The public is invited to attend.

Gold Star Sister Stephanie Ouellette and Laura Buono are the Honorary Board Members for the Gold Star Family Memorial Monument Project, Hershel Woody Williams Medal of Honor Foundation. Sue Peterson, Alan Ouellette and Donna Ouellette are committee members working on the project.

To make a contribution for this particular project, click the SUPPORT THIS PROJECT button below, contact the NH Gold Star Families Memorial Project at NHGSFMP@ yahoo.com, contact an Honorary Board Member or contact the HWWMOHF at (304) 208.4254.

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

To A Goldstar Mother - a Poem by Lloyd King

Military.com | June 05, 2006

As a mother, you never dreamed though a bit chagrined
That the child you nurtured, loved, and disciplined
Would leave home without your watchful eye unprotected
And face the world alone while being subjected
To life's wrath and to mankind's unthinkable wickedness
Naïvely stating, "I'm going to fix the world's mess."

As a mother, you developed your offspring's foundation
Though some days, tears were felt, instead of elation
Yet, lessons you learned and taught helped you resolve
To allow freedom hoping that right would evolve
But some choices, though tough, left you with little doubt
You might lose your child and be left forever without.

Today we honor your sacrifices and hope you understand
That we are here for you to hold your trembling hand
And let you know your grief is felt from both near and far
Pain felt and seen by everyone like the brightest star
An eternal reminder of your sorrow and of your sacrifice
Knowing your child fought bravely and paid the price.

We honor your love and devotion to a child that is gone
To the memory of a soldier that sees no dusk or dawn
We honor you today as an American Gold Star Mother
And ask your forgiveness, as we remind one another

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