Gold Star Families Memorial
This black granite monument was donated by the Hershel “Woody” Williams Congressional Medal of Honor Education Foundation, Inc., which was established in 2010 as a charitable 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization whose mission is to honor Gold Star Families by building monuments throughout the country, offering scholarships to Gold Star Children, sponsoring outreach programs and events, and educating communities about Gold Star Families and the sacrifice they have endured.
The Memorial reads: “Gold Star Families Memorial Monument - A Tribute to Gold Star Families and Relatives who sacrificed a Loved One for our Freedom.”
Security Forces Memorial
Air Police were born from the separation of the Army Air Forces from the United States Army. This formation took all Military Police who were with the Army Air Corps were assigned to the Air Force. This separation occurred in September 1947, yet the creation of the Air Police designation did not occur until January 1948. The main mission of the career field is to defend the air base. The Law Enforcement, Security, Combat Arms, and K-9 Career fields were combined in 1997. With this merger of forces the name of the career field was changed from their respective names to Security Forces.
Part of the Memorial reads: “To the Men and Women of the Air Security Police and Forces, from the Wright Brothers to the Space Shuttles, you have not failed your God, your family, or your country.” – The Defenders. Designed by Eleftherios Karkadoulias SC, Cincinnati Ohio 2000.