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Past Events 2011

5th Annual Ruck Run at McGuire Air Force Base, Oct 15, 2011

We had a great turnout and the program was well presented. 70 teams participated.

Rolling Thunder Presents Honor and Remember Flags, Sept 24, 2011.

Rolling Thunder Chapter 2, NJ sponsored and presented Honor and Remember flags to Gold Star members of RT2, Vicki Baker and Cindy Malmo in memory of their sons, Ryan Travis Baker and Michael Hullender.

Millie Busch receives Honor and Remember flag.

Vietnam Mom Millie Busch lost her son, LCpl. Thomas L. Busch, III,
on 8/21/69. She was presented with an Honor and Remember flag by the Waterford Twp. War Memorial Committee of Atco, NJ by
Gold Star Moms, Cathy Hicks and Judi Tapper. Millie has been a long time member of the Camden Chapter of the Dept. of NJ, AGSM.
Millie keeps a picture of her son and his medals on the wall of her home.

Rolling Thunder Chapter 2, NJ escorting the NJ Gold Star Moms at the Annual Freedom Run, Focusing on POW/MIA Issue.

Cindy Malmo and Judi Tapper.

Judi Tapper, Pam Schwarz, Cindy Malmo and Amy Moore.

Judi Tapper and Escort, Harold Einhorn RT NJ2.

Dept of NJ, AGSM recognized by NJ Senate.

Judi Tapper, receiving State of NJ, Senate Resolution on behalf of the
Dept of NJ, AGSM from Senator Norcross, honoring and saluting the Dept. of NJ, AGSM, esteemed within the Garden State, in recognition of their selfless endeavors in benefit of the community-at large.

New Jersey Run for the Fallen weekend - Cape May to Holmdel Sept 23, 24, and 25 2011.

The Gold Star Mobile traveled from Cape May, NJ to the Holmdel
Vietnam Memorial for the New Jersey Run for the Fallen.

Lodging given to the Gold Star Moms in historic Cape May for Friday night.
This historic home known as Queen Ann's - Civil War - Cape May, NJ Sleeps 20.

The Gold Star Mobile is welcomed.

Vets get a check.

May, 2011. Cindy Malmo (center), one of our members, presents a check to
VFW Post 2179 from her group of PSEG employees. The money will go to
aid veterans in the NJ area.

Boy Scout Camporee, May 21, 2011

Thanks to all the Gold Star Moms and their families that attended the Boy Scout Camporee on May 21, 2011 at the National Guard Training Center in Sea Girt, NJ. Yes, there were 8,000 Boy Scouts registered for the event, plus another 2,000 counting the National Guard, State Police, Security and Guests. They focused on the Gold Star Families and they treated us well. There was a reception at 4:00 PM, Dinner at 5:00 and then the Sat. night closing out on the grounds. What a sight!!!!

St Patricks Day Parade March 12, 2011

We had a better turnout for the St. Patricks Day Parade, 3/12/11, in Seaside Heights. Jack Young and Jon Hicks, our Gold Star Dads carried the flags. As usual we were treated very well.

The David Reible Event at The Breakers in Spring Lake was most enjoyable. Cindy Malmo, Joan Curtin, Suzette DeTulio, Eileen Daly and I met very nice people and we
heard more about the license plate program, etc. (See picture)

The Candlelight Vigil that Rolling Thunder Chapter 2, NJ hosted April 30th was beautiful. The music, the speakers, the bagpipers, the picture displays and the refreshments were excellent.

Celebrating NJ's new Gold Star Family license plate.

Assemblyman Dave Ribble, a supporter of the Gold Star license plate
commemorates its passage with Gold Star Moms.
L to R, Eileen Daly, Cindy Malmo, Joan Curtin, Dave Rible,
Suzette DeTulio and Judi Tapper at The Breakers in Spring Lake.

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