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 and families. Be a part of eliminating the too often asked question: "What IS a Gold Star Mother or family?"

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 ladies.

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 recognize their personal loss and thank them for their continued service!!

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, Dorothy Oxendine a past National President of te American Gold Star Mothers organization. (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 Mothers Family Monument will be placed on an approved site adjacent to the Visitors Center at Arlington National Cemetery.
  • What is the dollar amount needed to fund the Monument project?

    At this time we beleive it will require at least eight million dollars! It's hard to say exactly, because the full scope and scale of the finished monument is not yet approved.
  • Is there additional information and a picture on a website?

    YES!! Please go to:
  • 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 depiction of the Gold Star Mothers Family Monument, which one day will be erected and dedicated to stand in Visitor Center at Arlington National Cemetery, honoring all mothersand families from all wars and conflicts for the sacrifice of their loved one while serving our great nation. PLEASE consider being a part of historyby supporting this upcoming event with your donations or purchase of the pin.

Suggestions for 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, e .g., Rolling Thunder, Warrior Watch Riders, Buffalo Soldiers, Legion Riders, Patriot Guard, NamKnights, Yellow Ribbon Club, etc.
  • Sell the Pins at Military Events: Memorial Day weekend, Veterans Day, any National Holiday, Freedom Rides, Poker Runs by Motorcycle Clubs, etc. 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 individuals 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
    Phone: 856.809.0790 or 856.220.2167.
  • Your generous donation will be greatly appreciated, and what a wonderful day it will be when the Gold Star Mothers Family Monument is dedicated on the site adjacent to Arlington National Cemetery near 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.