Medal of Honor Recipient in Port St. Lucie for Gold Star Memorial Ground Breaking Ceremony
The Gold Star Memorial ground breaking ceremony is scheduled for Monday, February 8 at 2pm. The ceremony will be held at Veterans Memorial Park, on Veterans Parkway in Port St. Lucie.
Medal of Honor recipient Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams will arrive on Sunday to kick off the activities. He will meet with students at North Port Middle School Monday morning. A special luncheon is planned for noon, followed by the ground breaking.
Mr. Williams was presented the Medal of Honor in 1945, for his distinguished gallantry in fierce battle. President Harry S. Truman presented the medal in a ceremony at the White House. He is the last living MOH recipient from Iwo Jima.
United Veterans of St. Lucie County and other groups are raising money to build the new monument. The Gold Star Families Memorial Monument will honor families who have lost a family member protecting our freedom. Without their sacrifices, freedom could not and would not have been preserved.
The monument will join several other monuments recognizing the sacrifices of our veterans in Viet Nam, Korea, World War II and more. A dedication ceremony is being planned for September 25, 2016 in recognition of National Gold Star Mother’s Day.
If you’d like to support this great cause, please contact Paul Wilson at 772-209-0570. Thank you to all who have served and sacrificed so much to protect our freedoms.
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