Welcome American Gold Star Mothers of Hampton Roads, Virginia, website. We're an organization of mothers who have lost a son or daughter in the service of our country. We honor our children by serving as volunteers in our local community by assisting veterans who served and are wounded or incapacitated as well as those who are currently serving on active duty. We have been successful because of the bond of mutual love, sympathy, and support of our members. No one knows how you feel like another mother who has lost a child. We are committed to honoring our children. Please contact our president if you would like to become a member.
By Jim Tice - Staff writer, Army Times.com Posted : Monday Jan 28, 2008
The Gold Star Lapel Pin has been authorized for wear on the Army green uniform by soldiers who have lost an immediate family member in combat.
While soldiers always have been eligible for the pin, Army regulations have restricted its wear to civilian attire.
Under the recent change in policy, the pin is authorized for wear on the green uniforms of soldiers who have lost a spouse, mother, father, child or step-child to combat.
An interim change to Army Regulation 670-1 (Wear and Appearance of Army Uniforms), requires enlisted soldiers to wear the pin centered vertically and horizontally on the left lapel of the green uniform.
Officers should wear the pin centered on the left lapel one-quarter of an inch below their branch insignia.
There have been some inquirers about sending Christmas cards to Walter Reed addressed to "Recovering American Soldier".
Walter Reed is NOT accepting mail addressed to "A Recovering American Soldier". However, they are participating in a Red Cross effort to get cards to Soldiers and Veterans.
In a partnership between American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes, the general public is invited to send holiday cards to be distributed to members of the US Armed Forces, their families and Veterans. These cards will be screened by Pitney Bowes and then distributed by volunteers of American Red Cross Holiday cards should be mailed to:
Holiday Mail for Heroes P.O. Box 5456 Capitol Heights, MD. 20791-5456
All cards must be postmarked no later than Dec. 12. Please do not include gifts, money or inserts. Glitter is also not recommended on the cards.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ CSEG OFFERS SCHOLARSHIP FOR MOTHERS OF FALLEN MILITARY HEROES
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. — Columbia Southern Education Group (CSEG) is proud to support the American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. to offer a special scholarship honoring the mothers of fallen men and women of the U.S. military.
CSEG, the parent company to Columbia Southern University and Waldorf University, has established the Grace Darling Seibold Scholarship to help members of the American Gold Star Mothers group access an online degree in the subject of their choice. The scholarship is named after the founder of the mothers' group whose members are mothers "who were citizens or legal residents of the United States or of the Territorial and Insular Possessions of the United States, at the time of their sons' or daughters' induction into the United States Armed Forces and whose sons' or daughters' became missing in action, died while on active duty, or died as a result of such service…"
The Seibold scholarship will cover up to $17,100 in one online degree program (associate, bachelor, master or DBA) at either Columbia Southern University or Waldorf University as applicable. The scholarship will be applied directly to the recipient's tuition for up to 60 semester hours or 24 consecutive months in the selected online degree program, whichever comes first. Textbooks and fees will be the responsibility of the scholarship recipient.
Eligibility requirements for the scholarship include:
An American Gold Star Mothers member in good standing for the last two years and must retain membership while on scholarship
Scholarship applicants must be available to begin their coursework within six months of the date of the award
Capable of maintaining a 2.0 undergraduate GPA or 3.0 graduate GPA
Remain in good standing with CSU/Waldorf throughout his or her degree program
To apply for this scholarship and learn more, please visit the CSEG scholarship page. Columbia Southern Education Group, the parent company of Columbia Southern University and Waldorf University, provides education and training solutions through these universities to help corporations meet their workforce needs. These institutions offer flexible educational programs designed to challenge and motivate adult learners. To learn more, visit www.csegroup.com.
Based in Washington, D.C., the American Gold Star Mothers Inc. is an organization of mothers who have lost a son or daughter in the service of U.S. military. It is a Veterans Service Organization that was established in 1928 and chartered by the United States Congress in 1984. Visit www.goldstarmoms.com.