American Gold Star Mothers lay wreath at Tomb of the Unknowns, Gold Star Mothers Sunday, 09/26/05 Soldiers looking at Vietnam Wall Memorial Francis Turley at a funeral for a forgotten veteran. One of the many markers at Arlington Cemetery remembered by a mother Perpetuating the noble principles for which they fought and died.

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Welcome to American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. We're an organization of mothers who have lost a son or daughter in the service of our country.

If you're a member of the public, we participate in many memorial events around the country and you're welcome to join us.

If you've lost your child in the service of the country and would like the community of others in your situation, we invite you to join us. No one knows how you feel like another mother who has lost a child.

If you're a member, keep up to date by checking the members section for the latest news. There are also some interesting historical photos under Who We Are, Photos From the Archives.

AGSM Sets $50,000 Goal for Education Center at The Wall

The Education Center at The Wall will add a new educational and honorific component to one of the nation’s most powerful and moving memorials. It will put a face to every one of the 58,300 names listed on the Wall and help ensure that the Memorial will continue to speak about the importance of honoring our veterans and remembering those who died serving their country.

Jennifer Jackman is elected President of AGSM for 2014 - 2015.

Acceptance Speech

National Military Family Bereavement Study.

AGSM is partnering with the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress which will collect data for a new 5-year study of the impact of a U.S. service member death on surviving family members. The goal of the National Military Family Bereavement Study is to hear about the experiences of family survivors of active-duty deaths since 9/11/01.

Results from the study about the effects of bereavement on children and families will be used to help the military and health care workers provide improved support and better programs for military survivors. Senior Field Researcher, Jill Harrington-LaMorie, DSW, will provide study updates and present preliminary research results at the national convention in June. Opportunities to participate in the study will be available at the convention.


National Memorial Day Concert

This year's concert will feature one of our own. Ruth Stonesifer, PNP will be speaking and her son Kris will be highlighted.

Sunday May 25, 2014, 8-9:30 pm ET on PBS.

Tomb Guard on Duty Despite Cold Weather.


TSA Precheck Formally Expands to Members of the Military at More Than 100 Airports.


Fisher House Foundation Steps Up to Provide Death Gratuities During Shutdown.

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A Golf Course Like No Other.

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Mary Byers is elected President of AGSM for 2012 - 2013.

Acceptance Speech

Gold Star Mothers Sunday, 2011


Norma Luther is elected President of AGSM for 2011 - 2012.

Acceptance Speech

Wreaths Across America, 2010.


Fisher House Campaign
Goes Over the Top... and then some.


Recipe Search

Calling All Cooks! We need "Your Child's Favorite Recipe for the Gold Star Mother's Cookbook."

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New Christmas Ornaments for 2014

Limited Edition Gold Star Mothers Christmas Ornaments are for sale through Mother's Cupboard! All proceeds from the sale of the ornaments goes to Wreaths Across America to purchase wreaths for Arlington National Cemetery. Get yours today before they are all gone!

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Arizona Fallen Heroes to be Remembered, Sept 6, 2014


Barb Benard is elected President of AGSM for 2013 - 2014.

Acceptance Speech

Charlie Daniels sings "Let 'Em Win or Bring 'Em Home".

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National Officers visit Gold Star Manor Aug 15-18, 2012

AGSM National President Mary Byers and Vice President Barb Benard make their annual visit to Gold Star Manor in Long Beach California.

The manor and its residents were featured in a Wall Street Journal article.


They Shall Live

A documentary film chronicling the lives of American Gold Star Mothers. This is a story about what it means to lose a child who serves his or her country.


A video of "Who We Are" by Elizabeth Shaw.

A larger version of this video is available here.

AGSM Supports a Gold Star license plate for DC.

HI, MI and ME have recently passed legislation for a Gold Star Family license plate. DC has had no action on legislation. Even Guam has GS plate. If you live in DC contact your local legislator and support this legislation. If you don't live in DC contact your federal legislators and urge them to support this effort.

"Be it resolved, that since the District of Columbia is the only jurisdiction in the United States that does not offer a Gold Star Family license plate, it is further resolved that American Gold Star Mothers, Inc, supports a Gold Star Family license plate for the District of Columbia and this shall be accomplished promptly."


Colorado State University Offers Veterans Free Tuition.


New England Gold Star Mothers Memorial installed.

The statue, the central element of the memorial was designed by Andrew Chernak. Dedication set for Sunday, May 1, 2011, in Stanton Plaza, on Elm Street across from Veterans Park, Manchester, NH.


Calling all Marine Moms.

The Marine Corps Connection (MCC) is a weekly e-newsletter that keeps readers up-to-date on the latest headlines relevant to the Marine Corps, upcoming events, and highlights Marines who are doing incredible things in the "Heroes of the Week" feature.

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Molly Morel is elected President of AGSM for 2010 - 2011.

Acceptance Speech

WWII Memorial Gets a Sign Explaining the Meaning of the Wall of Stars, Feb 9, 2011.





NJ finally gets a Gold Star license plate, Jan 31, 2011.


AGSM/Fisher House Campaign
May 2010.

Groundbreaking at the new Fisher House at Dover AFB, DE.


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