FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Feb. 8, 2018
BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs, through a joint effort with Governor John Bel Edwards, the Louisiana Gold Star Families Honoring Committee, the Hershel “Woody” Williams Medal of Honor Foundation, and the National WWII Museum, is spearheading the building of a new Gold Star Families Memorial Monument in Baton Rouge this fall.
This monument will honor the families of Louisiana servicemen and women who sacrificed their lives while serving in the military. State Senator Jonathan Perry and State Representatives Helena Moreno and Chris Hazel will lead the legislative effort to approve the placement of the Louisiana Gold Star Families Memorial Monument in the State Capitol complex.
Find out more about the Medal of Honor Foundation and this project, here: Hershel “Woody” Williams Medal of Honor Foundation Overview.
Funds are currently being raised to help cover the approximately $100,000.00 total cost of the monument. Donations can be made through the Hershel “Woody” Williams Medal of Honor Foundation on this secure website: Louisiana Gold Star Families Memorial Monument.
“Dying for freedom isn’t the worst thing that can happen. Being forgotten is.” – Georgie Carter-Krell (Mother of Posthumous Medal of Honor Recipient, Private First Class Bruce W. Carter, United States Marine Corps, Florida)
Make checks payable to:
Hershel Woody Williams Medal of Honor Foundation
12123 Shelbyville Road
Louisville, KY 40243
*In the memo section, please notate: Louisiana Capitol Project