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Memorial Day Articles

19 Jun 2020 3:45 PM | Membership Office (Administrator)

Gold Star Wives was well-represented in Memorial Day articles. 

The Jacksonville Daily Progress published an article by Dr. Deborah Burkett of the Cherokee County Historical Commission who referenced Gold Star Wives in an article mainly about the history of the gold star emblem and other memorial day traditions.

CBS affiliate KMOV4 published an in depth article with pictures and stories of several heroes who died from suicide, an issue of increasing importance to GSW.  "They didn't die in combat, but they lived heroic lives. Remembering the military heroes who died by suicide" included a feature of GSW Members Teresa Bowman, Aaron Mathews, Ronelle Hulbert, Connie Dalton, Sabine Ward and others. 

The Haitian Times covered an article of a Haitian-American war veteran Army Sergeant Mario Nelson, "Even though he was from Haiti, and loved his Haitian culture, he also saw the United States of America as his country because of the opportunities he received." Read the full article at

Gold Star Wives Members Chrissie D. Chojnicki, Lori Spada, Becky Nyren and several Gold Star Mothers were photographed at a Memorial Day ceremony at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.  See link to the Day in Pictures.

We Are the Mighty published an article about their lives together "Mighty Stories: Remembering my big, bad Green Beret, SSG Michael H. Simpson"  - click here.

And finally the Milton Courier published the Memorial Day 2020 speech by Mayor Anissa Welch who recognized Gold Star Wives - click here


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