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  • 18 Apr 2019 10:07 AM | Membership Office (Administrator)

    Gold Star Wives are eligible for free or discounted sports or concert tickets through Vet Tix ( From their web site:

    Veteran Tickets Foundation teams up with major sports teams, leagues, promoters, organizations, venues and ticket holders to provide free and discounted tickets to the more than 21 million military and veterans. Currently serving military, honorably discharged veterans from all branches of service, and family of those Killed In Action are eligible. VetTixer's accounts are active once we verify service status. Tickets are either distributed directly to military bases or claimed through our website.

  • 12 Apr 2019 4:17 PM | Membership Office (Administrator)

    Several articles were published around Gold Star Wives Day.  Here are some of them:

    New Haven Register - Recognize Gold Star Wives Letter

    WWLP Boston - Flag hanging outside State House to honor wives of fallen soldiers (article & video)

    Fort Benning Public Affairs Office - Fort Benning honors spouses of fallen service members at Sunday brunch event

  • 10 Apr 2019 12:53 PM | Membership Office (Administrator)

    Every year, the Amvets Post 1992, Mount Dora, Florida (the largest Amvets Post in the country) chooses an organization to donate a portion of their raffles to. They have been giving this year to Gold Star Wives! The donations have been well over the level of our Gold Sponsorship so we recognize them for this contribution and thank them! Their contributions help us to keep membership dues low and allow us to continue to represent our military Gold Star spouses.  To learn more about Amvets Mount Dora, visit

    You can also visit their Facebook page called Amvets Mount Dora

  • 1 Apr 2019 1:00 PM | Membership Office (Administrator)

    The first meeting of the Gold Star Wives of America was on April 5, 1945, when four young widows met in Marie Jordan's apartment on West 20th Street in New York City. One week later, President Franklin D. Roosevelt died. Shortly thereafter, Eleanor Roosevelt, the widow of the Commander-in-Chief, joined the organization. Mrs. Roosevelt was most helpful in the early days of the organization. She attended meetings, wrote about the organization in her "My Day" column, entertained children of Gold Star Wives at a picnic at her home in Hyde Park, New York, served on the first board of directors, and was one of the original 15 signers when the organization was chartered as a non-profit organization in the State of New York in December 1945.

    In 2013, the U.S. Senate designated April 5 as Gold Wives Day in recognition of the sacrifices made by spouses and family members of our fallen heroes. Many state and local communities also formally recognize April 5th as Gold Star Wives Day.

    Each member, and each chapter, should try and do something special. It can be a simple lunch with friends or a get-together with chapter members. Call your Congress person on this day. Try and get some media exposure in your area, so we can reach out to possible new members. Don't be afraid to invite your political leaders, military VIPs and others, as a means of public relations.

    A very encompassing review of this day is found from our friends at Military Benefits, which includes some ideas on what has been done in the past. 

    You can make it big or small, just remember to have fun. It's our day to celebrate!

  • 21 Mar 2019 4:42 PM | Membership Office (Administrator)

    The Shelby County Reporter covered GSW Member Rachel Clinkscale, a Past National President, Board Chair, and current member of Gold Star Wives' Board of Directors in an online article posted March 15, 2019. The article also contains a picture of Mrs. Clinkscale at a wreath laying ceremony. Click here to view the article in its entirety.  

  • 20 Mar 2019 9:55 AM | Membership Office (Administrator)

    The event was held March 8th-10th.  News coverage of the event can be found at - click here.

  • 13 Mar 2019 12:16 PM | Membership Office (Administrator)

    View on Facebook

    Senator Doug Jones has also come out in support of ending the "Military Widows Tax" - covered by CBS Channel 42 - view details.

  • 28 Feb 2019 4:26 PM | Membership Office (Administrator)

    You can now register for the 2019 National Convention, the 74th Annual Convention of Gold Star Wives of America.  

    National Convention
    July 10-13. 2019
    Luxor Las Vegas
    Las Vegas, Nevada

    Click here for more details including the itinerary, the hotel reservation link, and registration materials.

  • 20 Feb 2019 2:52 PM | Membership Office (Administrator)

    A 2 minute video covered the non-profit's work to help recognize the sacrifice of Gold Star Wives. 

    Click here to view the video and read more about this recognition. 

  • 4 Feb 2019 10:56 AM | Membership Office (Administrator)

    The draft minutes of the 2018 GSW National Convention have been posted online for members to review.  Visit the "Member File Library" and click on the folder "Corporate Documents". You will then see in the list a pdf file caleld 2018 National Minutes GSW Convention - draft.   

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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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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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