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Upcoming events

    • 5 Feb 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Washington, DC
    You Are Invited To Attend A

    Congressional Reception

    Celebrating the Elimination of the SBP-DIC Offset


    February 5, 2020

    From 5 to 7pm

    U.S. Capitol Vistor’s Center

    Room HC-5

    Washington, D.C.

    To Register: Please cut and paste this link to your browser.  If you haven’t registered on the TAPS event page before, please create an account.

    Hotel: Hyatt Place- Arlington/Courthouse

    Group rate is under TAPS Congressional Reception.

    $218 per night and includes breakfast and TAPS will organize transportation to the Hill for those staying here.

    Please let TAPS know by Monday morning, January 20, if you will need a room so TAPS can get enough rooms in the block. They will be available to be booked on Monday afternoon, but TAPS needs the count Monday morning.

    Please send  an email at if you will need a room or if you have any further questions.

    • 29 Mar 2020

    Activities Include:

    Wreath laying ceremony at The Vietnam War Memorial “The Wall”
    Ceremonies and activities at VA Medical facilities across the country
    The National Cemetery Administration (NCA) will recognize, honor and thank Vietnam era veterans and their families with commemorative ceremonies

    For more information about this important recognition day, visit

    • 23 Apr 2020
    • 25 Apr 2020
    • Denver Airport Marriott at Gateway Park

    The Denver Chapter has scheduled the 2020 Southwest Region Conference. 

    Date:  Thursday, April 23rd-   Saturday, April 25th.     

    Place:  Denver Airport Marriott at Gateway Park – 16455 E. 40thCircle, Aurora, CO 80011 

    Room Rate:  $115.00 plus taxes, TOTAL:  $131.66  

                             This room rate will be available April 21 – 25 (Tuesday – Saturday) 

    Complimentary Breakfast/two tickets per room 

    Complimentary airport shuttle;  Complimentary parking 

    Nine restaurants within walking distance 

    Closest Airport:  Denver International (DEN); 9 miles 

     We are very excited to welcome our Southwest Region members to Colorado.  

    Registration information is forthcoming.  We will be working with SW Region President Olive Bouaultto plan the agenda, and we welcome your ideas for an informative and fun conference.   


    Patti Sampers, Chapter President /  / 303.988.4686 

    Jeanette Early, Secretary-Treasurer /  / 303.908.0677 

    • 15 Jul 2020
    • 19 Jul 2020
    • Charleston, SC

    Gold Star Wives of America, Inc.
    National Convention
    Historic Charleston, SC
    Wednesday, July 15, 2020 – Sunday, July 20, 2020
    Hilton Garden Inn Charleston Airport
    5265 International Blvd.
    North Charleston, SC 29418
    Room Rate - $149.00 per night (double with 2 queen beds, king)
    (Plus state/local taxes and fees/assessments per day destination fee)
    All guest rooms include a full breakfast up to 4 people per room, complimentary Wi-Fi, mini refrigerator, microwave oven, Keurig Coffee Maker.
    Reservations must be made by June 5, 2020
    Guest check in time 3:00 PM and check out time 11:00 AM.
    Rates will be offered 3 days before and 3 days after.
    Convention Coordinators
    Nancy R Peppers
    Emily G Toliver
    Come enjoy and explore the Waterfront Park, the City Market,
    Rainbow Row, the Battery, Middleton Place, White Sand Beaches and much more.

    Registration coming soon.

Past events

21 Jan 2020 VA/ DoD Survivors Forum
10 Dec 2019 Press Conference on the FY20 NDAA and the “Widow’s Tax”
7 Dec 2019 Pearl Harbor Observance Day
23 Nov 2019 Find an International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day
11 Nov 2019 National Veterans Day
31 Oct 2019 The Wall That Heals
9 Oct 2019 VA/ DoD Survivors Forum
28 Sep 2019 Gold Star Mothers and Family Day
14 Sep 2019 Blue Star/Gold Star Tea
9 Aug 2019 Military Appreciation Night
25 Jul 2019 "Managing VBA Performance and Results:" Q3 Webcast hosted by Paul R. Lawrence, Ph.D, Under Secretary for Benefits
23 Jul 2019 VA/DoD Survivors Forum
10 Jul 2019 2019 National Convention
10 Jun 2019 Gold Star Families Memorial Monument Dedications
27 May 2019 Memorial Day
26 May 2019 PBS National Memorial Day Concert 30th Anniversary
24 May 2019 TAPS 25th Anniversary
9 May 2019 GSW Founder Turns 98!
3 May 2019 South West Region Conference
27 Apr 2019 Midwest Region Conference
27 Apr 2019 South Central Region Conference
27 Apr 2019 New England Region Conference
13 Apr 2019 Middle Atlantic Region Conference
9 Apr 2019 Survivors Forum
5 Apr 2019 South East Region Conference
5 Apr 2019 Gold Star Wives Day
12 Mar 2019 Joint Hearing Senate & House Veteran's Affairs Committee
15 Dec 2018 Wreaths Across America Day
13 Nov 2018 Salute to the Armed Forces
11 Nov 2018 Veteran’s Day Events in Washington, D.C.
3 Aug 2018 Gold Star Family Day at the Ball Park
17 Jul 2018 2018 National Convention
24 May 2018 2018 U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Memorial Day Ceremony - INVITE
24 May 2018 Memorial Day Events
28 Apr 2018 South Central Region Conference
28 Apr 2018 2018 Midwest Region Conference
28 Apr 2018 2018 North Central Region Conference
27 Apr 2018 South East Region Conference
13 Apr 2018 South West Region Conference
6 Apr 2018 2018 North West Region Conference
5 Apr 2018 Gold Star Wives Day
29 Mar 2018 National Vietnam War Veterans Day
14 Mar 2018 Joint Hearing of the Senate and House Veterans Affairs Committees
16 Dec 2017 Wreaths across America
10 Dec 2017 Wreaths Across America
9 Dec 2017 Snowball Express XII
10 Nov 2017 Birmingham Veterans Day Activities
11 Jul 2017 GSW National Convention

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Additional Sponsors: CarolMarie Smith

For additional information, or to become a Gold Star Wives Corporate Sponsor, please visit our sponsorship page.

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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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

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.

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