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.


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


Past Events

GSMs Hold Holiday Luncheon and Meeting, Dec 13, 2014

Meeting attendees.

New moms.

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 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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