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Gold Star Wives Day to be celebrated April 5

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March 27, 2014 | Editorial
The Fort Hood Survivor Outreach Services and Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, will honor our Gold Star wives with a luncheon and a day of pampering 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. April 4 at the Fort Hood Survivor Outreach Services Center, Bldg. 10043 on Battalion Avenue Gold Star Wives of America, Inc. has been around since 1945, and though its name hints at women-only membership, it also provides service, support and friendship to the widowers of military personnel who died on active-duty or as the result of a service-connected cause.

Gold Star Wives of America, Inc. was organized with the help of Eleanor Roosevelt to assist the Families left behind by fallen service members and veterans of the armed forces of the United States.

The first meeting of the Gold Star Wives of America, Inc. was held on April 5, 1945.

Senate Resolution 67 designates April 5, as ‘Gold Star Wives Day’ to honor and recognize the contributions of the members of the Gold Star Wives of America, Inc.; and the dedication of the members of veterans of the armed forces of the United States; and encourages the people of the United States to observe “Gold Star Wives Day” to promote awareness of the contributions of the members of the Gold Star Wives of America, Inc. and the role they play in the lives of the Families of the fallen service members.

This is a day set aside to recognize the sacrifices of Gold Star wives and the sacrifices of the Families of fallen service members.

Gold Star Wives of America, Inc. is now in all 50 states of the union.

Members appear before various House and Senate committees on issues concerning compensation, educational benefits, medical care and other programs pertaining to the welfare of military survivors.

Gold Star Wives of America, Inc. is a congressionally chartered organization of widows and widowers of military members who died while serving on active-duty or as a result of a service-connected disability and is an all-volunteer organization encompassing approximately 10,000 members whose primary mission is to support Gold Star wives after the death of their loved one and a place to connect with other widows and widowers.

If you would like additional information about this or any other SOS program, call us at 553-0376 or email us at sos@hoodmwr.com.
 
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