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American Gold Star Mothers, Inc


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.

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March 11th – SGT Ryan E. Doltz Memorial Foundation Beefsteak Dinner/Tricky Tray at the Birchwood Manor in Whippany, NJ. Tickets are $55.00 per person and due by Saturday March 5th. If you are able, please try to support the work of this foundation

March 12th – New Jersey Run for the Fallen Beef and Beer. $20.00 in Advance. $25.00 at the Door. The Bolero Resort, 3320 Atlantic Ave., Wildwood, NJ 6:00PM – 11:00PM Look forward to seeing many of you there.

No, the ground hog did not see his shadow this year and we are hoping for that early spring.. This gives us the opportunity to get up, get out, and take nice long walks or rides and begin cleaning up our yards.

The daffodils and crocus are beginning to bloom which assures us spring is just around the corner. This is the Lenten Season, the 40 weekdays from Ash Wednesday until Easter observed by many as a season of fasting and penitence in preparation for Easter. We then gather with our families and friends at this time of year.

Our calendars are beginning to fill up with upcoming events. Please support our families of the fallen by attending some of the benefits that are planned in memory of their loved ones.

My assistant, Terry Fearon has spent a lot of time working with the Library of Congress and Congressman Chris Smith's office of NJ amending the Veteran's Oral History Project Act to allow the collection of video and audio recording of biographical histories by immediate family members of members of the Armed Forces who died as a result of their service during a period of war. H.R. 4511 has been introduced which has been referred to the Committee on House Administration. The GOLD STAR FAMILIES VOICES ACT, if approved, will be one more milestone for NJ. All things are possible when you have dedicated supporters and members who make the effort to make things happen. Thank you, thank you.

Remember, Dedication is not what is expected of you, Dedication is what you can do for others. Thank you, Judi - "WE HONOR THROUGH SERVICE"


I am sure I will be receiving other invitations for April. I will send them out via email to you as they come in. Please try to make events that are close to your homes. We should always have representation. "WE HONOR THROUGH SERVICE" Send to or call me at 856-767-4601 or my cell – 856-220-2167.

PLEASE CIRCLE THE DATE FOR OUR SPRING MEETING: MAY 15th,2016. More detailed information will be forthcoming. Invitations are always sent out under separate cover in April.


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.

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

1st VP:
Dianne Hammond

2nd VP:
Pam Schwarz

Recording Sec:
Cindy Malmo

Corres. Sec:
Maureen Pagano

Cathy Hicks

Trudy Corma

Joan Curtin

Flag Guard:
Eileen Daly

Banner Guard:
Laura Iorio

Sgt. at Arms:
Tina Franklin

Community Service:
Jackie Dixon

Cindy Malmo

Past Event photos