"The Cause is Greater than I..." - Woody Williams
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (PRWEB) October 02, 2018
From his early life experiences delivering news of loss via Western Union telegrams while working as a cab driver, to witnessing the enduring sacrifice of the Gold Star Families of his fallen comrades, Hershel "Woody" Williams saw the need to honor and recognize Gold Star Families and their fallen Heroes. From those seeds planted early in Woody’s life, a vision grew which would become the Hershel “Woody” Williams Medal of Honor Foundation.
As Williams approaches his 95th birthday, he continues crisscrossing the United States in support of the Foundation and Gold Star Families. When asked what keeps him motivated to tirelessly pursue his mission, Williams commented, “The cause is greater than I …” That cause being Gold Star Families and the legacy of their fallen Heroes.
Initially the Foundation’s goal was to establish a Gold Star Families Memorial Monument in Woody’s home state of West Virginia. Once that monument was complete, a new mission became clear to Woody and those at the Hershel “Woody” Williams Medal of Honor Foundation to establish these monuments in as many communities as possible in all 50 states.
As the Hershel “Woody” Williams Medal of Honor Foundation celebrates their 5th anniversary, the organization continues to expand their efforts to serve Gold Star Families. Under Williams’ leadership, the Foundation’s initiatives now include the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument project, providing Living Legacy scholarships to Gold Star Children, advocating for educational benefits for all Gold Star Family members, and conducting Gold Star Families Outreach across the country.
Current Status of the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument Project:
Monuments Dedicated: 42
Monuments in Progress: 44
States Represented: 39
The Hershel “Woody” Williams Medal of Honor Foundation is a charitable 501c(3) nonprofit organization that pursues specific endeavors and goals through the vision of Medal of Honor Recipient Hershel "Woody" Williams. The Foundation encourages, with the assistance of the American public and community leaders, establishing permanent Gold Star Families Memorial Monuments in communities throughout the country, providing Living Legacy scholarships to Gold Star Children, and sponsoring & hosting Gold Star Families Outreach across the country. Our mission is aimed at honoring, recognizing, and serving Gold Star Families and their fallen Heroes. The impact of the Foundation’s work helps to raise public awareness about Gold Star Families’ enduring sacrifice and the ultimate sacrifice made by their Loved One. The Foundation wishes to educate the community about these sacrifices, reminding us all that freedom has not been and is not free.- -
To get involved and to support this cause please visit: http://www.hwwmohf.org or call (888)-839-7190.
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