“The Cause is Greater than I…”: HWWMOH Foundation Adopts Words of…

“The Cause is Greater than I…” – Woody Williams

Hershel “Woody” Williams
CWO 4 USMC (Ret.)
Medal of Honor Recipient, Iwo Jima, WWII
Co-Founder, Hershel “Woody” Williams Medal of Honor Foundation

“The Cause is Greater than I…”

People across the United States continue to ask 95-year-old Medal of Honor Recipient Woody Williams, what motivates he and his foundation’s efforts. His simple and heartfelt reply, “The Cause is Greater than I…”

Six words that the foundation which bears his name has now adopted as its motto. In a recent speech given by Woody, he remarked about the mission of he and his HWWMOHF Team, “It’s not about me and it is not about our foundation, it is about them.” The “them” Woody refers to are the Gold Star Families and their Loved Ones who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our Freedom serving in the US Military.

After a banner year in 2018, Woody and his Foundation remain focused on their goal to serve Gold Star Families in all 50 states. The Foundation’s key initiative, the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument (GSFMM) project, now has a footprint spanning 42 states with 47 Gold Star Families Memorial Monuments established and an additional 59 Gold Star Families Memorial Monument projects in-progress.

With the growth of the organization’s monument initiative, the HWWMOHF has become increasingly focused on expanding and improving their other programs. These programs include the HWWMOHF’s Gold Star Family Outreach initiative as well as their Gold Star Families education and advocacy efforts.

About the HWWMOHF:

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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Published at Fri, 19 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0000