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Past Events 2014


I am looking forward to the warmth and colorful days of the Fall season. There are many events coming up for these two months. So please mark your calendars as to the special activities and gatherings you would like to attend. You have the opportunity to meet many new faces and thank those organizations who continue to support us.



Upcoming Events

  • Sept 25-28, 2014 - NEW JERSEY RUN FOR THE FALLEN. All details have been sent to you via email from Mike Simpson. If you need further information please contact him at
  • Sept 26-28, 2014 - Gold Star Mothers weekend in Washington, DC. All details for this event have been sent to you in a formal invitation and also in the Gold Star Mother magazine. You must make your own arrangements and reservations for the dinner on Saturday evening.
  • Oct 2, 2014 - NJ Chapter of the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation has invited us to attend, as their guests, at the Deal Golf and Country Club in Deal, NJ. For details, respond to Peter Morley at 732-264-0010 or 732-778-8126.
  • Oct 25, 2014 - 8th Annual Gold Star Ruck March to honor the sacrifices of our Gold Star Families hosted by the McGuire First Sergeant Council. This is located at the 621st Global readiness Deployment Center, Building 3404 Neely Road, JB MDL, NJ. More details to follow. Please mark your calendar for this very special day. It is a lot of fun. You will need to RSVP to 1st Sgt. Adam - 609-203-0264. He will be sending out invitations, so please contact him after you receive it. They put a lot of effort into this event so please consider saving the date.

    This is a change of date from Oct 18.

Past Events

Rolling Thunder2 Freedom Ride to Vietnam Holmdel, NJ, Sept 26, 2014

Wreath for GSMs was so huge we needed help carrying it. It was so heavy.
Provided by Rolling Thunder2, NJ.

Huge wreath being presented, Emily, Judi, Amy & Trudy.

Trudy, Emily, Judi and Amy with one of the escorts from Rolling Thunder.

GSMs Visit the "Cake Boss", Sept 5, 2014

Gold Star Moms Day visiting with the "Cake Boss", Buddy Valastro, at his Jersey
City factory teaching them how to decorate cakes like the pros.

Pam Schwarz, Suzette DeTulio and Anna Gonzales.
Army Week Association, Sept. 5, 2014.

Pam shows off her decorated cake.

Pam with the cake boss.

NJ GSMs Receive Generous Donation, July 11, 2014

Judi Tapper with Maree Duncker, Branch Manager, Andrews Federal Credit Union, McGuire AFB; presenting $700.00 to the Dept. of NJ to sponsor 2 Honor & Remember Flags for 2 Gold Star Families of New Jersey. 110 Honor and
Remember Flags have now been presented to NJ families. We greatly
appreciate all our sponsors who support us. Thank you, Judi

NJ GSM's Attend National Convention in Lancaster PA, June 27-29, 2014

Attendees at AGSM National Convention, Lancaster PA, 2014. A wonderful time spent with all the Moms from different states.

The new National Executive Board for 2014-2015.

Front row L to R, Maria Martens, Cindy Kruger, Jennifer Jackman
Candy Martin, Mona Gunn.
Back row L to R, Lorna Harris, Becky Christmas, Ann Davis,
Cindy Tatum, Sue Pollard.

NJ GSM's Represented at VFW Convention in Wildwood, June 19, 2014

Judi Tapper tends the display table at VFW Convention at the Wildwood, NJ Convention Center set up by Terry Fearon.

Guest speakers at the VFW Convention.
L to R Judi Tapper, Pres. Dept NJ, AGSM; Kim Guadagno, Lt. Gov. NJ;
Leanne Lemley, National Pres., VFW Ladies Auxiliary; Brigadier General Michael L. Cunniff, Adjutant General of New Jersey and Raymond L. Zawacki, Deputy Commissioner for Veterans Affairs, NJ.

GSM's Help Celebrate Army's 239th Birthday, June 12, 2014

A ceremony for the Army's 239th Birthday was held at Wurman Hall, Fort Dix, NJ.
The Honor and Remember Flag will be on display along with the Gold Star framed photo within this historic building. We thank the Army for their continued support as well as the rest of the JB MDL.

   COL Jeffrey Doll                                             CSM Richard Anderson

Amy Moore, Judith Tapper and COL Jeffrey Doll admire the new Honor and Remember flag to be located in Wurman Hall.

COL Chris Patterson's wife Lynne-Allison is on the far left. Then GSMs Susan Harvey, Jackie Dixon, Judi Tapper and Amy Moore.

COL Jeffrey Doll, Judith Tapper, Jackie Dixon, Amy Moore
and CSM Richard Anderson who put our event together.

Arkansas Run for the Fallen, Mar 16, 2014

Bubba Beason's Arkansas Run for the Fallen. We support his continuing efforts. Thank you Bubba.

Gold-star parents of a fallen Arkansan watch as their son's biography is read by 2014 Run for the Fallen runners March 16, 2014, at Little Rock, Ark.

Morristown St Patrick's Day Parade, Mar 15, 2014

L to R: Dawn Roberts, Tina Roman, Shirley Parrrello, Pam Schwarz and Diane Fenton.

GSM's with spouses showing Honor & Remember flags.

Pam Schwarz, 2nd VP, Dept. of NJ, displaying Honor & Remember Flag.

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