August 2001/September 2001
A Solid Gold Day
By Ed Croucher
Gold Star Mothers Day, is Sunday, September 30.
A majority of Gold Star Mothers lost their sons or daughters in
the Vietnam War. It makes sense that Vietnam Veterans of America
takes an active role in acknowledging the sacrifices these special
women have made, just as we do for their sons and daughters on
VVA chapters, across the country have sought
out Gold Star Mothers and their families to include them in
veteran-related activities. This is the right thing to do, and is
a an excellent project for chapters, one that provides deep
satisfaction. I urge all VVA members to make a commitment to do
something for Gold Star Mothers on Gold Star Mothers Day.
For every Gold Star Mother, there was a Gold
Star Father. They suffered and sacrificed as well. Please remember
Each year, the American Gold Star Mothers
organization meets in Washington, D.C. for two days. Vietnam
Veterans of America will be represented at all the events and we
invite all VVA members to join us.
Saturday, September 29, 2001
Banquet: Fort Meyers Officers Club - $35 per person
Sunday, September 30, 2001
Veterans Memorial - Placing of Flags at each Panel
Ceremonies-Korean and Vietnam Veterans Memorials
p.m. Gold Star
Mothers Recognition Day Ceremonies at Arlington
Cemetery In the event of rain the service will be held at the Ft
Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns
p.m. Open House at
Gold Star Mothers National Headquarters, 2128
Leroy Place, N.W., Washington D.C.