Gold Star Mothers Family Mounument

Promotional Material

We have several pieces of promotional material that you may print out and use in your fund raising efforts. The brochures will look better if you use 20 lb or heavier paper with a glossy finish.


Gold Star Mother Plaque

The official Gold Star Mothers Monument remembrance plaque. Cast of solid bronze in the USA featuring the Gold Star and the official image of the Gold Star Mothers' National Monument statue.

The image is of a Mother grasping the dreaded Western Union telegram in her hand. She is looking off into the distance, with cherished memories of her warrior son. Grief stricken, with tears flowing as a sign to us who will never know of her grief and sacrifice.

Our nation's greatest heroes and their mothers can be honored by being acknowledged and remembered in this special way.

Be a part of the educational out reach. Be a part of honoring the Gold Star Mothers. Be a part of eliminating the too often asked question: "What IS a Gold Star Mother?"

Plaque size: 16" H x 22" W. Weight: 30 lbs. Medium: American cast bronze. Cost: $1650. Veteran made with pride in the USA.

Printable 8.5" x 11" pdf version.


Faces Poster

Since 1918, Mothers of America's fallen heroes have served with quiet distinction in Military hospitals, VA hospitals, support groups and countless other endeavors to serve veterans, their families, and our communities. No other group of individuals has served so much and sacrificed as much as these special women.

Humility, Dignity, Patriotism, Self Sacrifice, and Courage are the Hallmarks of a Gold Star Mother.

Please support our efforts to thank them for their tireless service, and their personal loss!!

Please send your donation to:

Gold Star Mothers National Monument Foundation
84 Westbrook Road
Moorestown, NJ 08057

Printable 8.5" x 11" poster pdf version.


FAQ's & GSM National Monument Pin

  • How was the national monument chosen?

    Andrew L. Chernak was asked to design a statue of a GSM to depict the elements of grief and loss. The original prototype design was approved by the residing, (2002-2003), AGSM President, Dorothy Oxendine. (The prototype statue is placed in Carmel, New York by the Putnam County Joint Veterans Council, NY.)
  • How many years will it take before the monument is dedicated?

    Seven years is the maximum allowed time to raise the necessary funds for the project.
  • Where will the monument be placed?

    The Gold Star Mother Monument will be placed in a visible part of our Nations Capital.
  • What is the $$$dollar amount needed to fund the Monument project?

    At least one million dollars! It's hard to say exactly, because we don't know the scale of the finished Monument. The final cost hinges on the size of land and location of the Monument. This may not be of our choosing!
  • Are there information and a picture on a website?

    YES!! Please go to: www.gsmmonument.org.
  • Who can sell the national pin?

    ANYONE willing to help honor the sacrifice and service of the GSM.
  • Can anyone wear the pin to show their support?

    Yes! PLEASE wear the pin to show your support!
  • Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

    Yes........if requested!

This Veteran designed pin is a replica of the Gold Star Mother (GSM), National Monument ,which one day will be erected and dedicated to stand in Washington D.C., honoring all mothers from all wars for the sacrifice of their beloved child while serving our great nation. PLEASE consider being a part of history for this upcoming event with your donations or purchase of the pin.

Suggestions for people, organizations, and events where the pin may be sold.

  • Veterans of ANY war are more than generous with their support.
  • Motorcycle organizations and clubs that are Military oriented, i.e.....Rolling Thunder, Warrior Watch Riders, Buffalo Soldiers, Legion Riders, patriot Guard, NamKnights, Yellow Ribbon Club, Combat Vets M.C.
  • Sell the Pins at Military Events: Memorial Day Weekend, Veterans Day, ANY National holiday, Freedom Rides, Poker Runs by Motorcycle Clubs. AGSM National Convention and other Department and Chapter Meetings.
  • The National Pin Captain will contact Gold Star Moms in other states and encourage them to help out with the fund raising by soliciting persons and organizations to support our cause.
  • ALL Gold Star Moms should make the effort to sell a minimum of 50 pins within their Chapter. For distribution of the pins, please contact:
    Judith A. Tapper
    AGSM National Pin Captain
    999 Raritan Avenue
    Atco, NJ 08004
    856.809.0790 or 856.220.2167.
  • Your generous donation will be greatly appreciated, and what a grand day this will be when the National Gold Star Mothers Monument will be dedicated in Washington D.C.!!!!!!!!

Judith A. Tapper Proud Mother of PO1 David M Tapper, US Navy Seal KIA - Afghanistan - 8/20/2003

Printable 8.5" x 11" FAQ's Sheet pdf version.