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.


President: Judith Tapper
 856-809-0790 (home)
856-220-2167 (cell)

1st VP: Amy Moore
2nd VP: Pam Schwarz
Recording Sec: Cindy Malmo
Corres. Sec: Maureen Pagano
Treasurer: Cathy Hicks
Chaplin: Jackie Dixon
Parliamentarian: Joan Curtin
Flag Guard: Eileen Daly
Banner Guard: Laura Iorio
Sgt. at Arms: Darlene Freeman
Community Service: Jackie Dixon
Americanism: Cindy Malmo

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Welcome to the Dept of New Jersey of American Gold Star Mothers. If you're a Gold Star mom from New Jersey and would like to meet others in your situation please contact us.

Status of NJ Gold Star Family License Plate

New Jersey finally has a Gold Star Family license plate. More...

Apply for your NJ Gold Star Family license plate.

The MVC will begin issuing NJ Gold Star plates on Friday, May 20, 2011. Watch for your plate in the mail. You may put them on your car immediately. A new registration card should be enclosed. Return your old plate to the DMV and get a receipt. Try to get your plates on the road for Memorial Day.

Thanks to all our supporters who so diligently pursued this mission.

May/June Jersey Jots 2014

May is national military appreciation month. Did you also know may first is known as loyalty day? A special day for people to reaffirm their loyalty to the United States and to recognize the heritage of American freedom. Patriotism is all about expressing, sharing and enjoying love and pride for the united states of America.

There are so many opportunities and upcoming events during the months of May and June to get involved and participate. The choices are yours and I hope you enjoy many of them.

All the events below have been sent to you via email as they came in. This list is to remind you of the many events all of you are most welcome to attend. Have a safe and enjoyable May and June. If I missed anything, please contact me and I will send it out.



Remember, dedication is not what others expect of you, dedication is what you can do for others.

Upcoming Events

  • June 19, 2014 - Military Appreciation Night. Baseball/picnic outing. The 1Lt Dennis w. Zilinski, II Memorial Fund, 6:30 pm at the Lakewood Blue Claws Stadium.
  • June 22, 2014 - SOS is hosting “Wellness and Strength Through Suicide". Sunday 11:30 am- 2:00 pm. RSVP to Sue Mullen 609-562-3797.
  • June 27-29, 2014 - The 77th National Convention of American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. in Lancaster, PA. All information is in The Gold Star Mother Magazine. This convention is in driving distance from NJ. If you have never been to one, please consider this one. It would be great to have a good attendance from New Jersey moms.

Past Events

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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