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.
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
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.
- 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
- 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.
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.