Gold Star Wives of America, Inc. is an organization of widows and widowers whose spouses died while on active duty in the military services or as the result of a military service connected cause.

GSW was organized in 1945 by the war widows of World War II. It is a Congressional chartered, non-profit organization incorporated in the State of New York. Eleanor Roosevelt signed the original GSW incorporation papers.

The Arlington Chapter was established on April 5th, 2012 and has particularly appealed to the post-911 Gold Star widows and widowers. We support legislative action as well as establish a camaraderie and support network for military surviving spouses and their children.

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Dr. Vivianne Wersel
President & Government Relations

Ursula Palmer
Vice President & Website Manager

Maj Lisa Doring (Ret.)

Mariam Hamilton

Gabby Kubinyi

Rosalie Horton

Contributors and past Members 

Kristen Santos-Silva, Treasurer 2012-2017

Dr. Jill Lamorie, Chaplain 2012-2016

Dr. Tracey Lynn Perez-Koehlmoos, President 2015-2017

Renice Zimmerman, Vice President 2015-2016

Patty Slingerland-Stubenhofer, Secretary 2012-2014

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Gold Star Wives of America, Inc

Gold Star Wives of America, Inc.

Gold Star Wives is a Congressionally Chartered non-profit service organization that is capable of providing services to the active duty and service-connected military surviving spouses.

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Birmingham, Alabama Office
P.O. Box 361986
Birmingham, AL 35236
Phone: 1-888-751-6350

Washington DC Office
200 N.Glebe Road Rm 435
Arlington, VA 22203-3755

Gold Star Wives of America, Inc. is a non-profit 501(C)4 National Military Widow/Widowers Service Organization chartered by the United States Congress. Donations are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes but may be deductible as trade or business expenses. Copyright © 2021.

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