The Tahoma Chapter and President Arlene Murray in Tacoma Washington will be celebrating National Gold Star Wives Day in style. They are planning an all expense paid for luncheon by the community and with sponsors for a special three course lunch on the waterfront at the Tacoma Yacht Club. The president has arranged for the local military command, Senators, Congressman, and City officials to be present for this special day to honor all of us. At the ceremony, certain long time members who are almost 90 years old, will be honored.
After the ceremony, and lunch, the ladies and their guests will sail off on Puget Sound on six separate luxurious Yachts with wine and cheese. Each Gold Star Wife and their guests will be assigned to one of those Yachts. There is no cost to a Gold Star Wife, however, there is a monetary fee for their guests.
This is a time to remember that all the Gold Star Wives have made sacrifices as a military spouse, and now, a surviving widow. We serve everyday by giving back to our veterans, the military, and the community we live in. I'm so very proud as the outgoing president, to let all my ladies know how much they are appreciated for what they do, and have done. Each GSW attending will receive a wooden Thank You plaque, fresh flowers, and a gift bag.
Please consider doing something special with your ladies, because "United we stand, Divided we will Fall". We need to support one another and stand up for what we do in order to remain successful! Remember, Congress set-aside this significant day for us and we should all honor one another. It's not too late to do something special for each other, or to say, "Thank You".
National VAVS Service Officer
I am excited to be attending this event. It sounds like a blast and Arlene Murray has been working on this for sometimes! I'm sure it's going to be an outstanding day.
Thanks again Arlene!
Valerie K Morey
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