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"We believe surviving spouses and dependent children need an organization dedicated solely to their needs, concerns, and welfare.”

Our Vision

We pledge to continue work diligently and unselfishly in the interest of all of us who have been called upon in a very personal way to share in the "last full measure of devotion” to our country and mankind.

We will Work:

  • To advance and carry out the purposes for which we originally banded together.
  • To seek nationwide recognition of our organization, which provides a unique service for the service widow/widower not available from any other organization.

Gold Star Wives National Founder Celebrates 95th Birthday

GSW's Founder, Marie Speer, celebrated her 98th birthday on May 9, 2019, pictured here at left. 

She loves to get cards and well wishes from GSW members and friends, read to her by her daughter.  They welcome cards to her address:

Marie Speer
6718 Saint Anne
Dallas, TX   75248

The family sends their love to GSW Families.

(Founder Marie Speer at the Mid Atlantic Conference May 2013)

(Founder Marie Speer)

Commemorative Gold Coin

Below is the specially designed commemorative coin created for Gold Star Wives' 70th Anniversary in 2015. 

The coin bears former First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt, and GSW Founder, Marie Speer.  

The coin is for sale in our Supply Store. Click or touch here to be transferred to the store.

About Us Creation Public 

Document Date Posted
1948 Original Incorporation  11/18/2013
2005 Interview with Marie Speer 11/18/2013

Thank you to our 2020 Corporate Sponsors!

Gold Level Join our List of Gold Level Sponsors!


Silver Level Become our first 2020 Silver Level Sponsor!

Bronze Level Become our first 2020 Bronze Level Sponsor!

Additional Sponsors: CarolMarie Smith

For additional information, or to become a Gold Star Wives Corporate Sponsor, please visit our sponsorship page.

Gold Star Wives of America, Inc.

Gold Star Wives is a Congressionally Chartered non-profit service organization that is capable of providing services to the active duty and service-connected military surviving spouses.

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Birmingham, Alabama Office
P.O. Box 361986
Birmingham, AL 35236

Phone: 1-888-751-6350

Washington DC Office
200 N.Glebe Road Rm 435
Arlington, VA 22203-3755

Gold Star Wives of America, Inc

Gold Star Wives of America, Inc. is a non-profit 501(C)4 National Military Widow/Widowers Service Organization chartered by the United States Congress. Donations are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes but may be deductible as trade or business expenses.

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