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The Daily Guide - Waynesville, MO
  • American Gold Star Mothers

  • What is it?



    American Gold Star Mothers (AGSM) are mothers who have lost a child in combat. These mothers have had children who lost their lives serving in the U.S. Military’s various branches.


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  • What is it?
    American Gold Star Mothers (AGSM) are mothers who have lost a child in combat. These mothers have had children who lost their lives serving in the U.S. Military’s various branches.
    Where does it come from?
    The tradition of Gold Star Mothers has it’s origins in WWI when families would hang gold stars in their windows to honor loved ones lost in combat. The tradition grew into a national organization with chapters all over the U.S. like the one that is being established at Fort Leonard Wood.
    What do they do?
    ‘Gold Star Mothers honor their fallen sons and daughters by performing all kinds of community service while offering a support system to one another.  Their special area of interest is I n helping veterans and many of their activities center around that.
    How do they do it?
    In the case of the emerging chapter at Fort Leonard Wood, the women will be inducted into the organization and will be the chapter responsible for the southern portion of Missouri. The women try to support one another through their grief and honor the sacrifice they feel their children have made by volunteering, fundraising, and doing community projects.
    How to join
    The organization is only open to mothers who have lost a son or daughter while they served in the Armed Services. Husbands and children of members may become associate members. For people eligible to join attendance at the upcoming meeting can accomplish that or contacting AGSM.
    About the organization
    Mission
    Provide support for mothers who have lost children in combat as well as volunteer and honor the fallen through community service.
    Meeting information ACS (building 486) in Classroom A.  10-3pm.  July  14 on Fort Leonard Wood
    Phone number
    (314)956-4474
    E-mail address
    pastor@yoursite.com
    Website
    www.goldstarmoms.com
     

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