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Gold Star Mothers of Virginia

Gold Star Mothers of Virginia Gold Star Mothers who strive to keep the memory of our Sons and Daughters alive by working to help veterans, active duty military, and their families.

Gold Star Mothers who strive to keep the memory of our Sons and Daughters alive by working to help veterans, active duty military, their families.

Gold Star Mothers who strive to keep the memory of our Sons and Daughters alive by working to help veterans, active duty military, their families.

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05/01/2022

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Postponed due to weather. Rain date TBD!Hampton Roads Chapter - American Gold Star Mothers, Inc.6th Annual Memorial Poke...
04/29/2022

Postponed due to weather. Rain date TBD!

Hampton Roads Chapter - American Gold Star Mothers, Inc.
6th Annual Memorial Poker Run - Saturday, May 14th

$20 rider/ $5 Passenger - Registration Begins at 10:00 a.m. -
Bayside Harley Davidson - 2211 Fredericks Blvd, Portsmouth

1st Bike out at 10:30 a.m. - Last Bike out at 11:00 a.m.
Ending Point- Warrior Tap House - 1630 General Booth Blvd, VA Beach

All Proceeds from this event will be used to help our Veterans, Service Members, and Gold Star Families in our community!

Prizes: Best Hand, Worst Hand, and Stop Winners

There will also be a 50/50 raffle and a Silent Auction

04/14/2022

Remember tomorrow night 5-8 PM New River Taphouse in Virginia Beach!

We're raising funds for the next Gold Star Families Memorial in Virginia!

Come raise a pint in honor of our fallen heroes and grab a pint of our newest release Woke Up Sexy Again!

Can't come and want to help here's the link the fundraising page for the memorial!

Thank you again to Jon and his team for welcoming us again!

https://www.woodywilliams.org/monuments/tidewater-va.html

Tidewater VA Gold Star Families Memorial Monument
04/14/2022
Tidewater VA Gold Star Families Memorial Monument

Tidewater VA Gold Star Families Memorial Monument

A new Gold Star Families Memorial Monument (GSFMM) honoring the families of servicemen and women who sacrificed their lives while serving in the military is currently being planned in Chesapeake VA.

Remembering our Gold Star Spouses today and always.  🙏⭐🇺🇸
04/05/2022

Remembering our Gold Star Spouses today and always. 🙏⭐🇺🇸

Attention Gold Star Families! ⭐🇺🇸2022 USO EXPERIENCE VIRGINIA BEACH HONOR JUMPER PROGRAMGreetings, beloved Families of t...
04/05/2022

Attention Gold Star Families! ⭐🇺🇸
2022 USO EXPERIENCE VIRGINIA BEACH HONOR JUMPER PROGRAM

Greetings, beloved Families of the Fallen. It’s an honor to be connecting with you and we want to thank you for the sacrifices that your family has made for this great country. The USO is excited to announce that with the permission of the former Combat Wounded Coalition organization and after two years of COVID impacting our local programming, the USO will continue its Honor Jumper Recognition Program. This will take place during the USO Experience Virginia Beach Event at the Virginia Beach oceanfront on 6/3 with a rain date of 6/4.

👉What is the Honor Jumper Recognition Program and how does it work?

- A family member submits a questionnaire along with a picture of choice and biography to the USO.

- The USO will assign wounded warriors and private jumpers a special commemorative patch that will accompany the individual during their jump. These patches will be associated with the name of a fallen warrior.

- They will also receive a copy of the provided biography and photo so they can learn more about that warrior prior to their jump.

- After the jump, these patches will be collected from each of the jumpers and added to a static display on the Virginia Beach board walk for the general public to view and honor.

- After USO Experience, these commemorative patches and certificates marking the event will be mailed to the participating family member who submitted the questionnaire.

Biography
To help the jumpers better understand who they are honoring, please provide information pertaining to their military service as well as some information about who they were as a person in general. For example, what they liked doing in their free time, favorite meals, sports team, etc. and if you choose, some information about their families.

Photo
The photo can be of them in uniform, on deployment, or one that you feel represents how they would want to be remembered.

Please email your Questionnaire, Bio and Photo no later than May 20, 2022 in order to give us time to consolidate and begin to assign names to the skydivers. 👉👉👉👉👉Send to: [email protected]👈👈👈👈👈

Important - Due to a host of variables that may be outside of our control, (Weather, Re-fueling, etc.) we cannot provide a list or schedule of which Heroes names will be jumped on any particular day or plane. However, we can guarantee that your Hero will be honored during USO Experience Virginia Beach.

A personal note: I'm honored and blessed to continue volunteer work to honor our fallen and Gold Star Families. Many members of the Team we put together back in the day while with the Combat Wounded Coalition are still here doing this important work and I'm excited to continue at their side. ❤🇺🇸

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04/04/2022

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The Freedom Celebration isn’t about music, beer, wine, whiskey and food.

Its about honor, respect and remembrance for those who gave their lives for our country.

Our first responders, our military and their families that raised their hands to serve and protect our country.

Join us on Sept 9th & 10th in Lovettsville One Family Brewing and if you can’t join us stop by to visit the Gold Star Memorial that sits on the farm.

You’re always welcome.

Learn more about the event

https://freedom-celebration-2022.eventbrite.com/

National Vietnam War Veterans Day is observed every year on March 29 and is a way to thank and honor our nation’s Vietna...
03/29/2022

National Vietnam War Veterans Day is observed every year on March 29 and is a way to thank and honor our nation’s Vietnam veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice. 🇺🇸

#VietnamWarVeteransDay #ThankYouForYourService #Sacrifice #Forged #IAmForged #StrengthThroughAdversity

In honor and memory of our Vietnam Veterans.
03/29/2022

In honor and memory of our Vietnam Veterans.

03/10/2022
Veterans  Memorial of America is working on the next order of Names to be placed  at the Memorial if you have not added ...
01/30/2022

Veterans Memorial of America is working on the next order of Names to be placed at the Memorial if you have not added your family member please give us a call 812-795-2230. In the last year we have more than double those placed here for their service to our Country.

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Losing a childDo you want to know what it is like to lose a child?Sit down, let's talk, this could take quite a while. A...
01/17/2022

Losing a child
Do you want to know what it is like to lose a child?
Sit down, let's talk, this could take quite a while.

At first you are in shock, and then you are in denial.
And pretty soon reality puts your emotions on trial.
You lose so much, but the first you lose is your smile.
To others you seem okay, but you really are not.
The grief that you feel is only the start
Because your child now lives only in your heart
You treasure each picture that is all you have got
You cling to memories that you thought you forgot
You know your life will never again be the same.
You pretend things are okay, and you hide your pain.
You just want someone to mention his name.
So you can imagine that he is beside you again.
Sometimes you feel like you are going insane
You still feel all alone, even when in a crowd.
Others can speak of their children of whom they are proud,
But to talk about your child, somehow isn't allowed
So your child's memories are hidden under grief's cloud
You just want to mention his name out loud.
With each day you are reminded of all you have lost.
And how much your loss has ultimately cost
Your child's hopes and dreams have been tossed
So before you judge, keep your fingers crossed
That you never know the pain of a child's loss.
You hold back tears, because they would be a stream
You cry every day, but you really want to scream.
"My child mattered, how can people be so mean?"
You pray for a visit, or vision in the form of a dream
So before you tell me some over used silly cliche'
Like "He is in a better place" or "things are better this way"
Think about what you are about to say
I really mean it when I tell you, that I hope and pray
That you never know how I feel each and every day.-Aline Lomastro

01/14/2022

90 monuments installed throughout the US.

This is the 65th in the US on our farm in Lovettsville, VA!

We’ve promised the community of Chesapeake, VA we’re going to help bring one to their area at the City of Chesapeake Park!

We’ve places the deposit on the granite but we still need to raise $25,000.

Any amount will help! If you wish to help with this project please follow the link to our donation page for the Tidewater project!

Thank you so much!

https://woodywilliams.org/monuments/tidewater-va.html

Woody Williams Foundation
Lovettsville Gold Star Memorial

New Online Military MemorialThe Department of Defense’s Military In Lasting Tribute new online memorial provides an endu...
12/31/2021
Online Memorial ❤️ Relationships and 💰 Tax Prep: Jan. 2022

New Online Military Memorial
The Department of Defense’s Military In Lasting Tribute new online memorial provides an enduring place of honor for service members who died on active duty from 1985 onward. Encourage survivor families to submit their loved one.
View the Memorial

Online Memorial ❤️ Relationships and 💰 Tax Prep: Jan. 2022 Military OneSource sent this bulletin at 12/28/2021 09:57 AM EST An official communication from the United States Department of Defense. View In Browser January 2022 New Online Military Memorial The Department of Defense’s Military ...

12/22/2021
Today, we take a moment to remember all the lives lost 80 years to this day. About 30 survivors and 100 other veterans f...
12/08/2021

Today, we take a moment to remember all the lives lost 80 years to this day. About 30 survivors and 100 other veterans from the war are expected to observe a moment of silence at 7:55 a.m., the moment the attack began. Survivors now in their late 90s or older, made arrangements and traveled to Hawaii with the Best Defense Foundation, a nonprofit founded by former NFL Linebacker Donnie Edwards that help World War II veterans visit their old battlefields.

On the morning of December 7, 1941, Japanese bombers staged a surprise attack on U.S. military and naval forces in Hawaii. In a devastating defeat, the United States suffered 3,435 casualties and loss of a severe damage of 188 planes, eight battle ships, three light cruisers, and four miscellaneous vessels. Japanese losses were less than 100 Soldiers, 29 planes, and five midget submarines. The day after the attack, President Roosevelt asked Congress for a declaration of war against Japan.

*Thank you to anyone taking the moment to read this post.

#pearlharbor
#remembrance

Yep!  We hit $20,000 but we need to keep going!  Chesapeake you will have this memorial before you know it!  If y’all ca...
09/29/2021
Tidewater VA Gold Star Families Memorial Monument

Yep! We hit $20,000 but we need to keep going!

Chesapeake you will have this memorial before you know it!

If y’all can help please follow this link! Any amount helps!

Please share it for us if you can!

A new Gold Star Families Memorial Monument (GSFMM) honoring the families of servicemen and women who sacrificed their lives while serving in the military is currently being planned in Chesapeake VA.

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732 Eden Way North 530 Suite E
Chesapeake, VA
23320

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Good Afternoon Everyone :) Alot of you have already added your fallen sons/daughters to the flags we build. We are getting ready to build more flags for permanent public display across the country. If you haven't yet, and want to add your fallen to our flags below are the two links, and attached are some pics. www.flagtoremember.com/add-name ($10 donation) https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf4CSZwHMbsuurFfpB4v4r0vB_TO0bCqezJljFGcJd71MWw6A/viewform (completely FREE) We want to get these names out in front of the public and honor their memory, lives, and sacrifices!! Attached are some pics and information.
On Tuesday, December 21st Merle Bryd, Nancy Stets, Mona Gunn, Mary Strong, Laurie Miner, and Myra Moore gave 102 Christmas presents to the Veterans in the Spinal Injury, Mental Health, Residence, and Domicile Wards at the Hampton VA Hospital.
On December 18th - Mona Gunn, Merle Byrd, and Mary Strong from the Hampton Roads Chapter of the American Gold Star Mothers, In. helped to lay wreaths from Wreaths Across America at the Hampton Veterans Cemetery.
You "mothers" never did ANYTHING about this!
My name is Sarah Otto & I am the President & Co-founder of the Ohana Homefront Foundation, as well as a Navy retiree spouse & granddaughter of a Marine buried at Arlington. Ohana Homefront Foundation would be honored to show respect to the special Veteran in your life that is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. My OHF Co-founder (and Marine spouse) & I will be at Arlington National Cemetery on November 9th and would like to show love to your Veteran(s) by laying a flower and placing a flag on your Veterans final resting place. If you have a loved one buried at Arlington National Cemetery, and would like us to pay tribute to them, please fill out a form at: https://bit.ly/November9th We are forever grateful for our Nations Veterans & families!!
Hello from the Virginia War Memorial. I am the director, Clay Mountcastle, and we have a desperate need to help preserve the stories of Virginia's fallen heroes this week at the War Memorial in Richmond. We are filming our newest short documentary: Who They Were: Lives Worth Knowing, that will seek to tell about the lives of a number of those honored here at the War Memorial. We have one more opening for a filmed interview this Thursday, 13 May, and we are hoping to find a surviving family member that would be willing to share the story/memories of their lost loved one. An interview would take less than an hour and would help our tens of thousands of visitors each year know more about who they were; more than just their name. Please let Gold Star Families know about this need, if possible. Anybody interested or willing to help can contact me directly at [email protected]
Share the GoldStarTree.com link with everyone. The in person tree each year is at Atlantis Casino Resort Spa as we honor our local heroes. Please share and post photos and short stories about your military heroes so we can all Honor - Respect - Remember no matter where you’re from. The Official Gold Star Family Tree online Honor - Respect - Remember
GOLD STAR FAMILY Free Access Voucher~ With this voucher, entrance fees for the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and standard amenity recreation fees for Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Forest Service sites will be waived for Gold Star Families
Miss you all.
( 2020 ) 11TH ANNUAL TRIBUTE TO FALLEN SOLDIERS MEMORIAL TORCH MOTORCYCLE RIDE - A Run to Arlington National Cemetery Eugene, Oregon to Arlington National Cemetery in Washington D.C to honor and pay tribute to America's fallen service members. ( July 12 - August 2, 2020 )