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  • 11 Sep 2019 1:40 PM | Membership Office (Administrator)

    GSW member and officer Peggy Griffin is quoted in an article entitled "Veteran groups seek clarity for Gold Star families" published on August 28, 2019 in the Gloucester Daily Times. The issue pertains to the recognition of Gold Star Families regarding state benefits.  Click here to view the article.

  • 22 Aug 2019 2:12 PM | Membership Office (Administrator)

    Gateway Rotary of Olympia, Washington is hosting a Brats, Brews & Bands on September 7 with local music, tasty beverages and sensational food to support local charities including Gold Star Wives! The Gateway Rotary was established in 2011 and focuses entirely on service at both a local and international level. Business owners and leaders in the area are frequently members due to their connections to the community. The goal is to bring positive change to Thurston County, Washington. Read more about the event here.

  • 19 Aug 2019 10:17 AM | Membership Office (Administrator)

    Apple Valley, Minnesota welcomes a national motorcycle ride honoring fallen military service members. July 20th was the area's first time to host the riders known as "Tribute to Fallen Soldiers Northwest" made possible by the Apple Valley American Legion Post 1776.

    To view the full news article covering this event which includes a nice review of "gold star" history, click here.

  • 2 Aug 2019 4:47 PM | Membership Office (Administrator)

    Abilene Texas Gold Star Wives were covered in a story by KTXS12 about the Dyess Memorial Park dedication. 

    See the article and video here.

  • 25 Jul 2019 5:10 PM | Maia Stanhope (Administrator)

    Please click here to view the presentation, "Office of Justice for Victims of Overseas Terrorism, National Security Division," by Attorney Advisor, Andria Kerney: DOJ.pdf

  • 25 Jul 2019 5:07 PM | Maia Stanhope (Administrator)

    Please click here to read the "Casualty and Mortuary Affairs" Update: DoD Update.pdf

  • 25 Jul 2019 5:00 PM | Maia Stanhope (Administrator)

    Please click here to view "CHAMPVA Chief Eligibility Enrollment Verification" by Luke Davis: CHAMPVA PPT.pdf

  • 25 Jul 2019 1:31 PM | Maia Stanhope (Administrator)

    Please click here to view the Social Security Administration's Survivor Forum (Power Point presentation): SSA.pdf

  • 22 Jul 2019 10:16 AM | Membership Office (Administrator)

    A Clarksville Now article recognized a Flag Retirement Ceremony held in Montgomery County Tennessee. Gold Star Wives attended the ceremony and a nice picture was taken of them.  Click here to view.

  • 19 Jul 2019 11:59 AM | Membership Office (Administrator)

    The membership of Gold Star Wives of America has elected new officers for 2019-2020. The new officers are:
    President Nancy Menagh
    Vice President Linda Cafferty
    Secretary Judi Van Cleave
    Treasurer Betty Crawford
    Parliamentarian Tracey Koehlmoos
    Historian Sun Benjamin
    Chaplain Minnie Keyes

    Thank you to all who ran for office and to everyone who cast their vote.

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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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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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