1ST SESSION S. RES. 110
Designating April 5, 2021, as ‘‘Gold Star Wives Day”
March 15, 2021, Senator Richard Burr (NC) and Senator Joe Manchin (WV) introduced a nonpartisan Senate Resolution designating April 5, 2021 as “Gold Star Wives Day”. This resolution passed unanimously on the Senate floor.
“Whereas the Senate honors the sacrifices made by the spouses and families of the fallen members of the Armed Forces of the United States; Whereas Gold Star Wives of America, Inc. represents the spouses and families of the members and veterans of the Armed Forces of the United States who have died on active duty or as a result of a service-connected disability; Whereas the primary mission of Gold Star Wives of America, Inc. is to provide services, support, and friendship to the spouses of the fallen members and veterans of the Armed Forces of the United States…”.
Gold Star Wives of America, Inc. was organized in 1945, formed in New York City (NYC) by Marie Jordan Speer. GSW was originally called WWII Widows, later became federally chartered Gold Star Wives of America, Inc., with Eleanor Roosevelt as an original chartered member. As a result of the NYC Chapter, today there are 33 chapters located throughout the United States.
The organization of Gold Star Wives of America welcomes membership to all who meet the criteria. This organization does not discriminate against any person or persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity. For more information contact www.goldstarwives.org
Dr. Vivianne Cisneros Wersel
Gold Star Wives of America, Inc. Public Relations