Posts tagged "Gold Star Mothers"

Viet Nam Gold Stars, Your Loss Is Not Forgotten

Viet Nam Gold Stars, Your Loss Is Not Forgotten
Margaret Gasperich will be waked June 16th at 10:00am at St. Joseph Church, 416 N. Chicago St in Joliet, to be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial. Marge was 93 years old. She was also a Gold Star mother who buried her only child forty-four years ago. She grieved for her only child almost... Read more »

Memorial Day Message to Veterans from a Gold Star Mother

Memorial Day Message to Veterans from a Gold Star Mother
To all those who have honorably worn this nation’s uniform, I understand why you don’t want to be thanked or even recognized on this, your most sacred day of the year. Truly, I admire and respect when veterans say, “Don’t thank me, thank those who didn’t come home”. It is a mark of your character.... Read more »

No More Killed In Action, #NoMoreKIAs

No More KIAs means no boots on the ground in Iraq in response to the beheading of James Foley. For that matter, in response to anything that is not a direct attack on us. By on us, I mean on US soil. I am a member of a very exclusive club and it is our... Read more »
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Mother's Day for Once A Moms

Mother's Day for Once A Moms
Mother’s Day is almost here and already I can hardly breathe. It feels like my chest is literally caving in and if I didn’t know better, I’d think it was a heart attack. But I do know better as I’ve become all too familiar with this feeling. It’s just what a truly, irreparably, permanently broken... Read more »

Merry Christmas My Friend, A Soldiers Silent Night

It’s Christmas Eve and all around the world, many of our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Guardsmen are far from home. More than 50,000 of them are in places where their lives are at risk, doing a job most could never imagine much less endure. At no point in the history of this country have... Read more »

Being Thankful for Religious Zealots

I’m thankful I had the great good fortune to be born in this country, even at this point in it’s history. We have our problems, many of which are polarizing the nation. But, because of the foresight of our Founding Fathers and the multitudes who have come to our shores throughout the generations, we have... Read more »
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Bin Laden is Dead

“Buddy, I know you knew before I did, they got OBL.  I wish I could raise one for you right now, but I will as soon as I get home”. The above message was posted on May 2nd, 2011 by a friend of my son’s, one of the guys that was there the day my... Read more »

Coming Home

When a soldier is killed, there is a special unit that goes into action. It is called the Casaulty Notification team. Everyone who holds the rank of Non-Commissioned Officer or above in the Army and the Army Reserves goes through training, and hopes they are never called upon to fulfill this duty. During their rotation,... Read more »
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    Denise Williams

    Born and bred in Chicago, now living in the wilds of far suburbia. I'm a Gold Star Mom, a wife and step-mom to two terrific boys. My views are generally politically and socially conservative, though I am far from a Party line Republican. I believe in this country, our Constitution and above all, in the right of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I believe our government is supposed to serve the people, not tell them how to live. To me, this is just common sense, but since it seems to be a minority opinion, it has become "Uncommon Sense".

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