A new memorial in John Sevier State Veterans Cemetery is honoring the families of fallen servicemen and women.

The Hershel Woody Williams Medal of Honor Foundation dedicated the Gold Star Family Memorial Tuesday morning. The event dedicated the memorial to those who are living with the grief of losing a family member who served in the military.

"It's always an emotional day when we dedicate and put on of these monuments in," said Chad Graham, president of the Hershel Woody Williams Medal of Honors Foundation.

The nonprofit organization works to pay tribute to families of fallen servicemen and women.

It also has 17 monuments across the country with one in East Tennessee.

"To see a gold star family member lay their eyes on these for the first time and see what it means to them - it's indescribable," Graham said.