American Gold Star Mothers lay wreath at Tomb of the Unknowns, Gold Star Mothers Sunday, 09/26/05 Soldiers looking at Vietnam Wall Memorial FrancisTurley_Thumb.JPG (8410 bytes) One of the many markers at Arlington Cemetery remembered by a mother Motto.gif (4764 bytes)

Gold Star Mothers
National Monument Foundation
30 Eraser Road, 1st Floor
Moorestown, NJ 08057

Phone 856-235-6918
 or 610-328-1557

We are a 501(c)(3) organization. Tax deductible donations may be sent to our address above.

Contact Andrew Chernak for:

Contact webmaster for:


Judith Young, GSM, PNP
COL Ward Nickisch, USA, Ret.

Board of Directors
Executive Director
Andrew Chernak, Sculptor, Designer

Thomas Fortune Fay, ESQ
Norma Luther, Secretary
Jack Leonard, MOPH
Artie Muller, Rolling Thunder
Rich Sanders, VietNow
Rick Weidman, VVA
LTC Stacie truheart U.S.Army
William trueheart, USA Ret.

J. C. Cummings, Architect
Harvey Davis, Webmaster
Robert Doubek, Senior Consultant
Judi Tapper, GSM, Pin Sales
Jeffrey White, Archivist

Honorary Board Members
Dorothy Oxendine, GSM PNP
Maj Gen Albert G. Rogers, USAF, Ret.
Brig Gen Wilma L. Vaught, USAF, Ret.
James M. Blaylock, MOPH

We Need Your Support

For those who wish to donate funds or know of individuals, corporations, and other entities whom we could contact for donations, please .

Please make checks payable to:

Gold Star Mothers
National Monument Foundation

and mail to our address above.

Veterans Organizations:
Please support this cause. Your fallen comrades are gone, not forgotten, we can still show our love for them and their Mothers by financially supporting this Monument.

See the Gold Star Mothers National Monument Blog for more information.

Interstate Batteries is helping to support the Monument Fund.

Gold Star Mothers National Monument
Mission Statement

To honor the Mothers whose sons and daughters gave their life in the service of our country. This monument is sponsored by the Gold Star Mothers National Monument Foundation. For all mothers who know the grief of losing a child in the service of our country, to promote a bond of kinship, and to engage in support for servicemen, the Veterans community, and others who memorialized our nation's defenders.

Contribution sponsors

Gold: $20,000.00 and over

Rolling Thunder National
Military Order of Purple Heart Service Foundation
New Jersey Run for the Fallen

Silver: $5,000.00 to 19,999.00

American Legion Dept of MA.
Carry The Flame

Bronze: $1,000.00 to $4,999.00

Ship Bottom NJ Irish Festival
Inter Clubs of Bucks/Mont. Co. PA
Thomas F. Fay, ESQ
North Andover MA. Credit Union
Arlene Pycior
Camden Co. NJ Vets Dinner/Dance
Wells Fargo
Memory of SSGT Josh Powell
Delaware Veterans Inc.
Rolling Thunder-NJ #2
Ride for Freedom 2009
Memory of Myrtle Weston, GSM
Andrews Federal Union, MD
Rolling Thunder-VA #3

by Andrew L. Chernak, Sculptor/Designer

The loss of a child in any circumstance is a grievous blow to a family, but, uniquely so to the mother who bore that child. One group of Mothers that especially stands apart from the norm are the Gold Star Mothers of America's fallen heroes. They are patriotic, loyal, and sympathetic. They understand our nation’s freedom is not to be taken for granted. The grief and loss these women have endured never leaves them, yet the Mothers rise above their pain in tribute to life going on. The Mothers have collectively served millions of hours in volunteer work, personal service in our nation's Veterans hospitals, and to the Veteran and his family in their community. In serving this way, the Mothers have turned their grief into a positive force. If you want to know quiet greatness, spend a little time in the presence of a Gold Star Mother.

Enabling Legislation

The Gold Star Mothers National Monument Act of 2011, HR 1980, was introduced on 5/25/2011. The bill authorizes the Gold Star Mothers National Monument Foundation to establish a monument in the District of Columbia area, as a unit of the National Park System, to be known as the Gold Star Mothers National Monument.

Bill Text, Bill Status, Cosponsors 


National Defense Authorization Act Passes, Dec 20, 2012

This legislation authorizes the use of federal lands for the National Monument for the Gold Star Mothers, a fitting tribute to the mothers of our nation’s fallen warfighters.


New England Gold Star Mothers Memorial installed

The statue, the central element of the memorial was designed by Andrew Chernak. Dedication set for Sunday, May 1, 2011, in Stanton Plaza, on Elm Street across from Veterans Park, Manchester, NH.


NH Gold Star Mothers Statue Unveiled.

The American Civil War Museum Complex in Gettysburg, PA hosted the Gold Star Mothers New England Regional Monument and sculptor Andrew Chernak for a ceremony honoring our Nation’s Gold Star Mothers on Saturday, August 14, 2010 for a special unveiling and service honoring the Gold Star Mother statue that was in transit to permanently reside in New Hampshire.

More photos courtesy of Patrick J. Hughes Photography.

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