Public Affairs Detail

HAU - Gold Star Family Night

HAU - Gold Star Family Night

Media Contact:

Edward M. Rouse [email protected] 850-623-3250

Event Date: May 30th the last Thursday of the month
Place: Veterans Memorial Park Pensacola, FL
Time: 5:15pm Ground Breaking Ceremony
6:00pm HAU Speakers Series

Gold Star Families Night
Pensacola, Fla. – The Cpl. J.R. Spears Detachment of the Marine Corps League announces the Annual Heroes Among Us speaker series event for May 30, 2019 with our Guest of Honor CWO-4 Hershel “Woody” Williams, USMC, Medal of Honor.

After World War II, Williams accepted a job as a Veterans Affairs counselor and retired with thirty-three years’ service. Williams struggled with the after-effects of combat stress until 1962, when he experienced a religious renewal. He later served as chaplain of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society for 35 years.

In 2010, the not-for-profit Hershel Woody Williams Congressional Medal of Honor Education Foundation, Inc. was established "to honor Gold Star Families, relatives, and Gold Star Children who have sacrificed a loved one in the service of their country. Williams currently serves on the Foundation's Founders Advisory Board and he is the last living Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient from World War Two.

Admission is free and open to the public, although donations will be accepted for the Heroes Among Us Fund to help veterans in need.

Donations for the “Heroes Among Us Fund” can be sent to:
Edward Rouse CPA, 6825 Oak Street, Milton, FL 32570
Checks made payable to: HEROES AMONG US

MEDIA NOTE: To arrange interviews or for more information, please contact
Edward M. Rouse, MCL, POA (850) 623-3250.

About “Heroes Among Us”
The “Heroes Among Us” series, founded in 2013, features people from all branches of
the military service. The goal is to let those people share their experiences with others,
both civilians and military veterans as well as active duty members. The events are
organized and sponsored by the Marine Corps League, J. R. Spears Detachment 066.

More Public Affairs

"Monthly Membership Meetings"
2nd Tuesday of every month, 7:00pm.

University of West Florida, Building 78, Room 103
11000 University Pkwy, Pensacola, FL 32514

Your items have been added to the shopping cart. The shopping cart modal has opened and here you can review items in your cart before going to checkout