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Gold Star Wives National Founder Celebrates 95th Birthday

GSW's Founder, Marie Speer, celebrated her 95th birthday on May 9, 2016.  A birthday party was held on Saturday, May 7th at the Saint Anne home.

She loves to get cards and well wishes from GSW members and friends, read to her by her daughter.  They welcomes cards to her address:
Marie Speer
6718 Saint Anne
Dallas, TX   75248

Above is a picture from her birthday party.  The family sends their love to GSW Families.

(Founder Marie Speer at the Mid Atlantic Conference May 2013)



(Founder Marie Speer)


Below is a specially designedcommemorative coin for our Gold Star Wives 70th Anniversary in 2015. Everyone who attended our National Convention received one of these coins.

The coin shows a picture of Former First Lady of the United States Eleanor Roosevelt and GSW Founder Marie Speer on the front. On the back of the coin is the United States Capital with a folded US flag on the back.

The coin is now for sale in our Supply Store. Click or touch here to be transferred to the store.

About Us Creation Public

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Contains files on the historical origin of GSW
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
1948 Original Incorporation PDF (576.65 KB)  more ] Administration 11/18/2013
2005 Interview with Marie Speer PDF (3.27 MB) Administration 11/18/2013
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