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.
SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER 2014 JERSEY JOTS
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
REMEMBER, DEDICATION IS NOT WHAT OTHERS EXPECT OF YOU,
DEDICATION IS WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR OTHERS.
GSMs Hold Holiday Luncheon and Meeting, Dec 13, 2014
Dinner Donation Committee.
Harvey Donation GSMs.
Zilinski Foundation Donation GSMs.
H&R presentation Svoboda / Zanari.
H&R presentation Negron / Zanari.
H&R Presentation, Zilinski.
Guest speaker Col. John F. Price Jr.
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
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.
appreciate all our sponsors who support us. Thank you,
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
The new National Executive Board for
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
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;
General Michael L. Cunniff, Adjutant General of New
Raymond L. Zawacki, Deputy Commissioner for Veterans
GSM's Help Celebrate Army's 239th Birthday, June 12,
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 &
Pam Schwarz, 2nd VP, Dept. of NJ,
displaying Honor & Remember Flag.