Gold Star Mothers who strive to keep the memory of our Sons and Daughters alive by working to help ve
We are Gold Star Mothers from Hampton Roads and finding strength in the fellowship of other 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 and our communities.
Wreaths Across America ("WAA") coordinates wreath-laying ceremonies every December to "Remember, Honor, and Teach" about the sacrifices made by our veterans and their families. Please check out this page to learn how you can help by sponsoring Veterans Remembrance Wreaths or by joining us on Decembe...
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ANNOUNCING: The 14th Annual Gold Star Family Evening! This year's 2023 event is Sunday, December 3rd, at the Founder's Inn, Virginia Beach, 3-8pm*. ⭐️🇺🇸
This event is open to ALL Fallen Hero Families regardless of generation or circumstance.
If you know families who would like to attend, please have them contact us.
Sponsor opportunities are available.
Evening Details and Registration 👉 https://bit.ly/GoldStarFamilyEvening2023
*Reservation and RSVP required.
Hosted by Honor and Remember.
"We must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."
For almost a year we have been organizing and planning this tribute event for the WV 65. One of our team members, Tracy McCoy with the Summersville CVB, said something in a planning meeting early on that we adopted.... "Make a plan, Do the work, Then Believe" It has served us well and opened doors.
With the weather forecast less that stellar, now more than ever we all need to "Believe". Believe that people will show up regardless of the weather to honor and remember these 65 and their families. Each of these 65 names represents a lifetime missed. Dance recitals, little league games, family reunions, weddings, and even family dinners. Not to mention the daily anguish felt by those left behind.
So I ask, what is a little inconvenience compared to the sacrifices these 65 have given so that we can all sleep safe and secure at night? We got this. We just need to all believe.
We were honored to attend the Blue Star Memorial Marker dedication at Norfolk Botanical Gardens. Many dignitaries were also in attendance. Along with the Gold Star Moms are Stephanie Taylor (Mona Gunn's sister-in-law) a Blue Star Mom and Laurie Miner is also a Blue Star Grandma.
⭐GOLD STAR FAMILIES⭐ Remembrance Week 🇺🇸
For some, every day is MEMORIAL DAY. 🇺🇸
You know my heart is with you, each and every day. 💔 I will never, ever, forget your son, daughter, and family member who served our country, so bravely, so selflessly, and without hesitation; who gave their life in service to our great UNITED STATES of AMERICA. 🇺🇸
I will remember them and honor them, in any way and any chance I can. GOD bless each and every ⭐GOLD STAR FAMILY⭐, we may not know them all, but we sure owe them all. 🇺🇸
"If they are remembered, they are not gone truly, they simply change duty assignments and are amongst our very best." 🇺🇸
Sunday Gold Star Memorial Dedication - Lexington, VA!!!
Beautiful Bells Across America Remembrance ceremony for Gold Star Families. Proud to be photographed with Capt. Janet Days, the first African American woman commander of the largers naval staion in the world. A great leader. Pictured: Maggie Sticklen, Mona Gunn, Laurie Miner, Rob Miner.
Fort Gregg-Adams renames bridge for fallen soldiers and their families
FORT GREGG-ADAMS, Va. -- Friday, a major section of Fort Gregg-Adams is set to undergo a renaming to honor those who have lost a loved one in the line of duty.
It's a move that leaders at the military base hope will bring some comfort to Gold Star families.
The Bishop-Anderson Bridge, which connects two sections of Fort Gregg-Adams, will now be called Gold Star Bridge.
The bridge is visible from outside the fort on Route 36, which was memorialized as Blue Star Highway several years ago.
"For every person that I've lead, I look behind and I think there's a family behind there that's represented," explained Colonel Jim Hoyman, Fort Gregg-Adams Garrison Commander. "I have a sacred trust to care for them, and then ultimately care for their family as well. And so our Gold Star families are people that we want to care well for and, and we thank them so much for what they've done."
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While Hoyman says he can’t always make the promise to bring their loved one home alive, they can ensure their legacies live on.
CBS 6 spoke to Deborah Leach who works in the fort's Survivor Outreach Services office.
Leach's son, SPC Richard McNulty III, was 22 years old when he was killed during combat in Afghanistan on Mother’s Day 2012.
Leach said one of her biggest fears after her son died was that the community would forget his sacrifice. This bridge renaming will help keep her son's name and the other heroes legacies alive.
"It tells me that our fallen soldiers will never be forgotten," she noted. "For me, that is one of the things I always worried about when my son was first killed. And I think I just think it's great, because it'll always be there. And the memory will always be there."
The bridge renaming will take place at 4:30 p.m.
Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m. Fort Gregg-Adams will hold its 13th annual Run for the Fallen at Williams Stadium. Anyone is welcome to attend.
The route will now travel across the Gold Star Bridge, which will be lined with pictures of Gold Star members.
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We are honored to have the Eastern memorial flag displayed at Smith Mountain Lake Va 10-13 Aug for the American Legion Post 62 memorial event
Location: Crazy Horse Marina,- Moneta, VA
Now on display in Moneta Virginia
Shout out to my newest followers! Excited to have you onboard!
Michael Kochanek, Cecile Bekowsky, Fibin Bako, Louis Slagle
There will be a WAA Mobile Exhibit & Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home pinning (lots of activities and food trucks at the event) in New Windsor, MD on Saturday August 5th. All Vietnam veterans can participate in the pinning ceremony.
Now on display at Orland Park
Yesterday, teens took on paddling down the French Broad River!
Hey, drink water. It's hot out there. Carry on.
Location: Berlin, MA
Date: July 30, 2023 - August 16, 2023
Pet's Name: Cooper
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"Believe in yourself, take on your challenges, dig deep within yourself to conquer fears. Never let anyone bring you down."
- Chantal Sutherland
This powerful quote reminds us that our strength comes from within. Embrace your journey and face every obstacle with courage and determination. You have the power to rise above and achieve greatness! 💪✨
Support our Veteran owned companies 🇺🇸
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BIG NEWS!! Press Release from One Family Brewing and the Woody Williams Medal of Honor Foundation 🗞
We are beyond excited to announce the next Gold Star Memorial in
Chesapeake, VA has been fully funded! ⭐🇺🇸⭐🇺🇸⭐🇺🇸⭐
On February 13th, 2021, we accepted the first donation for $30.00. So many organizations and people helped support this effort to bring the next
Gold Star Family Memorial to Chesapeake!
A big shoutout to two organizations that helped us get over the finish line!
The Virginia Patriot Guard $11,000 and The Beazley Foundation $15,000
over the last two weeks!
That's over $60,000 in less than two years!
Sincerely thank you to the Tidewater Committee for their support and determination to get this done! (David Keuhner, Rob T. Allen, Maggie Sticklen, Carl M. Dozier, Mary DeCosa Strong & Mona Gunn)
Unveiling scheduled Sunday, May 28th, 2023, at the
Chesapeake City Park
900 City Park Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23320
December 7, 2022 - Half-Staff Alert - Entire United States
In accordance to Public Law 103-308 American flag to be flown at half-staff on Tuesday, December 7 in honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
During this time of remembrance, take time to review the history of Pearl Harbor and events of World War II. Please share this information with children and other young people. "December 7th, 1941 a date which live in infamy. The United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by navel and forces of the Empire of Japan.”
Never Forget, 81 years ago these words were enshrined into world history by President FDR following the attack on Pearl Harbor dragging the United States into the greatest military conflict in world history. By the time it was over 3 half years later 80 million people would have died, but the world would have been saved by men and women who left their shops and farms all across America who help saved and liberated a desperate world.
Today we remember and honor the men and women who gave their last full measure of devotion to preserve that freedom for this country and for all mankind.
I want to wish all of our Gold Star Families a Happy Thanksgiving. I'm thankful to these families for raising amazing Heroes and making the ultimate sacrifice.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING 🦃🦃🇺🇲🦃🦃🎗♥️
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