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"We believe surviving spouses and dependent children need an organization dedicated solely to their needs, concerns, and welfare.”

Magnolia Chapter Gold Star Wives of America

East Ridge, Tennessee

The Magnolia Chapter was organized in 2007 with barely enough members to fill the officer’s positions. Our charter was signed on May 7, 2007 and presented to our chapter in August, 2007 at the installation of officer. We have grown to an active chapter with 43 members. Our members receive a monthly newsletter.

We are located along the I-75, I-24, and I-59 interstate system which merge and passes through Chattanooga, Tennessee This chapter serves three states with members in Tennessee Georgia, and Alabama. We are active in local veteran’s programs, VA hospitals, clinics and veterans’ homes, community activities honoring active duty military, Chattanooga National cemetery and the Chattanooga Area Food Bank. We are in partnership with the Department of Defense in locating Vietnam widows to present them with a special certificate in commemoration of the 50thanniversary of the Vietnam War. Our chapter has received a commemorative flag and a proclamation from the President of the United States for this participation. This program will continue through 2025.

Meeting Times

Monthly Meetings: We meet on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 3PM.

Meeting Location:

Wally’s Restaurant
6521 Ringgold Road
East Ridge, Tennessee

Exit 1 on I-75 in Tennessee

Contact Information:

President Flora Kernea
Home: 706-861-0935
Cell 423-653-7359

 

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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

Email: info@goldstarwives.org
Phone: 1-888-751-6350

Washington DC Office
200 N.Glebe Road Rm 425
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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