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  • 11 Dec 2020 2:46 PM | Membership Office (Administrator)

  • 7 Dec 2020 10:59 AM | Maia Stanhope (Administrator)

    The Gold Star Families Display was created by Gold Star Wife Jane Horton and is a permanent installation at the Pentagon. Please read more about the display and the event here:

  • 19 Nov 2020 11:28 AM | Maia Stanhope (Administrator)
    Chuck N. Baker, Veterans Reporter for Boulder City Review in Nevada, has the story.
  • 19 Nov 2020 11:08 AM | Maia Stanhope (Administrator)

    Please click the link below to watch WAAY31 / ABC's coverage of the ribbon cutting ceremony. 

  • 17 Nov 2020 8:53 AM | Membership Office (Administrator)

    Gold Star Wives has agreed to be a sponsor of the Centennial - noting the 100th Anniversary of the burial of the World War I Unknown Soldier at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. Learn more about this program at


  • 17 Nov 2020 8:46 AM | Membership Office (Administrator)

    GSW produced an ad for The Oregonian and it is available here for others to use if they wish.

    GSW Advertisement

  • 12 Nov 2020 4:24 PM | Maia Stanhope (Administrator)

    Gold Star Wives Member and Army Nurse Corps Veteran, Martha Baker, was featured in The Denver Post. Please click here to read about Mrs. Baker's service in Vietnam:

  • 12 Nov 2020 11:43 AM | Maia Stanhope (Administrator)

    The Hershel Woody Williams Foundation erected a Gold Star Families Memorial Monument in Frankfort, KY to honor fallen service members. Fox 56 did a feature on the dedication. Please click here

  • 11 Nov 2020 11:32 AM | Maia Stanhope (Administrator)

    In August, we were saddened by the loss of a long-time devoted Midwest Region member, Edna Richardson.  She passed away on August 02, 2020 at 101 years of age.  Edna was the Midwest Region President when I attended my first region conference in 1997 and for years afterward, I saw her each year at the region conference and the national convention. To get information to write this article, I went through my old newsletters and found the article below in an August 1997 Midwest Region Newsletter, written by Editor Jerry Chittick.

                                             APOLOGIES TO EDNA RICHARDSON

         Last issue of Midwest Region Newsletter revealed what habit and age does to a person!  I simply reported that Edna Richardson had been elected Region President.  After six years of trading “titles” with Nancy Petercheff, I completely neglected to introduce Edna, who had so graciously let us elect her again as Region President. 

         When I introduced Edna as our new Region President in 1982, I said she had been a “volunteer worker on any project” ever since she joined the Chicago Chapter in 1947.  That continues to describe Edna and her devotion to Gold Star Wives on every level – Chapter, Region and National.  Unless family commitments or illness conflict, she is at every region conference and every national convention.   

         She, her daughter and grandchildren went on to Hawaii following San Diego, and I have yet to hear how that portion of the National Convention went.  Maybe she will write up something on that trip to share with us.

    This short article gives an excellent picture of how devoted Edna was to Gold Star Wives.  Until her later years, she volunteered wherever there was a need, served numerous terms as region president and attended all region conferences and national conventions.  As I continued my research, I learned that not only was Edna a devoted member of Gold Star Wives, she was also extremely active in her community.  She was a founding member of the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA), Vaughn Chapter in Westchester, Illinois and she volunteered for 67 years at the Edward Hines, Jr., VA Hospital in Hines, Illinois.  In 2019, the Vaughn Chapter of the PVA recognized Edna for her service to their organization, presented her with a Certificate of Appreciation and featured her in an issue of their newsletter, The Wheel.  The article was reprinted in the March 2019, GSW National Newsletter.  Edna turned 100 years of age on July 14, 2019 and many Gold Star Wives sent her birthday cards to help celebrate this very special occasion.  She was blessed to see another birthday this year and entered eternal rest at 101 years of age on August 2, 2020.  Well done Edna; rest in peace. 

    Madie Tillman
    Midwest Region President

  • 6 Nov 2020 10:29 AM | Membership Office (Administrator)

    GSW would like to share the pictures form the Widows Tax Repeal Reception. You can access these pictures at this link.

    The Congressional reception to celebrate the elimination of the so-called Widows Tax, was hosted by MOAA, TAPS, NMFA, VFW and GSW, at the Capitol Building.


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