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.


Washington State Gold Star Mothers Chapter, AGSM
E-mail Mary Bradshaw for more information.

President: Mary Bradshaw
Vice Pres: Bonnie Gibbons
Secretary: Dedi Noble
Treasurer: Andi Bailey
Historian: Linda Swanberg


Donations are being accepted to support the activities and service projects of our local Gold Star Chapter. Contact Treasurer, Andi Bailey if you are interested in making a donation for a specific item or activity such as "Condolence Baskets" for new Gold Star Families - donation suggestion $75; Annual Spring Retreat for Gold Star Mothers - donation suggestion to cover the cost of the facility $4,600.

Donations can be deposited at any Bank of America to the account of “Washington State Gold Star Mothers".

Check our Links page for more Washington State information.

Sibling Chat

Interested in connecting with others who have lost a sibling while serving in the military? Contact Tiarrah.  She has a brother who is part of our fallen hero warriors.  Please email us pictures of you with your sibling so we can post them on our webpage.

Dad's Corner

E-mail Wayne Bier, Gold Star Dad, Chehalis, WA

Washington State Governor Gregoire's Memorial Day 2009 Proclamation.

Chapter Newsletters
Aug-Sep, 2008

Washington has a new Gold Star Parents license plate.

Unveiling Ceremony video (2:19)

Washington State Chapter

Welcome to the Washington State Gold Star Mothers Chapter of the American Gold Star Mothers.  If you're a Gold Star mom and would like to meet others in your situation please join us.

Because we are a geographically diverse chapter, it may be difficult for some of you to travel the distance to get to a chapter meeting or event. If you would like to meet or host a small group in your area please contact me for additional information. Mary Bradshaw at

Gold Star Family contacts:

North/Central Region - Shellie Starr at

Southern Region (Vancouver area) - Mary Bradshaw at

Eastern Washington/Spokane - Gloria Hackwith at

For Pictures of Our Fallen Heroes
     see the Time of Remembrance Website

All Region Events

  • Oct 27, 2012 - 6th Annual Eastside Native American Education Program Veterans’ Honor Pow Wow, Juanita High School 10601 NE 132nd Street Kirkland, WA 98034. Veterans Celebration 3 pm, Grand Entry 6 pm, Men & Women’s Dance Specials. For Additional Information contact Mary Wilber 425-936-1402 or

    Print the flyer (pdf) and distribute it.

Central/North Region Events

South Region Events

  • Support Organization - Community Military Appreciation Committee (CMAC - organizes events that support and honor our military in the Clark County area. Contact Mary Bradshaw for more information.

Future Regional Events

  • Army Reservists: Future involvement with Army Gold Star Families in the planning phase.
  • TBA - Drill Weekend Dinner/Dessert for Marine Reservists at Joint Base Lewis McCord (JBLM) and Army Reservists at Camp Murray. More information in near future. Contact Myra Rintamaki for more information.

Volunteer Opportunities

Seattle Veterans' Hospital - Contact Gold Star Mother Dedi Noble (, Coordinator for volunteer services at the VA or support her efforts to donate new and gently used clothing for the VA clothing closet. She is especially interested in donating jeans (and eliminating the polyester). Please submit your hospital volunteer hours to Dedi for 2009.

Fort Lewis Fisher House - Contact: Nikki Wasierski, Operations Assistant for information 253-964-9283 ext. 10.

Seattle VA Fisher House - Contact: Lorraine Thomas 206-277-3950.

For all other Volunteer Hours, please email Bonnie Gibbons ( with your 2009 hours.

Fallen Heroes Banners

Kim Cole has served as the coordinator for the Washington State Fallen Hero Banners. Email Kim to have a "Fallen Hero Banner" made of your son or daughter. Send a picture of your son or daughter with your contact information.  The picture can be in military or civilian dress.  Please include their name, rank, branch of service city, date of birth and date of death.

Fallen Heroes Project by Artist Michael Reagan

Free portraits for our Fallen Heroes. Please see Michael Reagan’s website for more information.


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