SSFOA is dedicated to supporting and assisting wounded, ill, injured and dying active duty and Veterans and their families of ALL Branches of Service from ALL Wars. Our goal is to recognize the blood sacrifice of wounded and those with injuries and illnesses originating in a warzone and remember their efforts by honoring them with the Silver Star Service Banner. Qualifications include: Purple Heart recipients, victims of friendly fire, those who suffer from PTS, Agent Orange effects and Gulf War syndrome. May 1 Silver Star Service Banner Day is recognized across our nation as the day to honor our Heroes together.
SSFOA assists in educating the public concerning the plight of these wounded, ill or dying heroes and provide many programs to aid in their progress. We sit on the VA Volunteer Service Advisory Board and work together with other troop organizations and groups to support in whatever way possible. SSFOA is a not for profit, all volunteer org and depends totally on donations. All donations and proceeds go toward the purchase of Silver Star Banners and assistance programs relating to SSFOA mission
Some of our attributes to honor our wounded, ill and dying servicemembers include our Silver Star Service Banner Package, Letter Writing Team, State Reps, Silver Star Banner Day Committee, Fundraising Committee, Advisory Board, Veteran Affairs Committee, Chaplain's Hospice Program , Food Cards for our homeless, and Games for Therapy.
SSFOA also honors those who have assisted the wounded, ill and dying with our Certificate Program. We honor Military Working Dogs, Merchant Marines, Medics and those who assist them in any way, and Remembrance of Service via Thank You Foundation Please see links tabs to Request or Sponsor Banners, Purchase Silver Star Flag, Pictures of Banner presentations, SSFOA State Rep pages and event, Silver Star Families Store, Veteran Issues and Resources, PTS and TBI Resources and Helps, and much more.
Membership is FREE and includes SSFOA E-Newsletter and Alerts.
Are you someone that is interested in giving something back and volunteering for a good cause? Are you wanting to help the SSFOA further the mission of honor and recognition to our wounded and ill troops and veterans, in your local area/community? If you answered yes and want to be involved with helping SSFOA members with fundraising and community awareness events? Become a member!.
One of our SSFOA membership Reps will be in contact with you soon. Thank you for your interest and thank you for your willingness to assist, hands on and hearts full for honoring our wounded and ill troops and veterans, our most deserving population. Thank YOU!
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* SSFOA does not offer financial assistance
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"Anyone who seeks to lessen the honor of the Silver Star Service Banner and those who receive it, by forging, using the name Silver Star Service Banner, or stealing our proprietary trademark will be pursued civilly in a court of law."
The Silver Star Families of America is a non-partisan, not-for-profit charitable organization committed to supporting the United States combat wounded, ill, injured and dying military members and Veterans from all wars, past and present, and honoring their sacrifice with Silver Star Banners.Content within this web site is the sole property of The Silver Star Families of America"All photos and letters sent to the SSFOA become the property of the organization to be used in any way we deem appropriate."
* DISCLAIMER: Any photographs of military personnel in no way imply DoD endorsement of the Silver Star Families of America.
SSFOA reserves the right to conduct the day to day business of the organization as they deem appropriate. SSFOA does not and can not offer monetary or legal assistance, due to the nature of our IRS filings, it is a violation of our by-laws and mission, SSFOA cannot assist anyone in this manner.
While the SSFOA attempts to exercise due care, we are not responsible for the performance, accuracy or content of external links or individuals we offer as referrals. All materials, ideas, projects etc made for the SSFOA while you are a member becomes SSFOA property. State Coordinators and Reps will be chosen at the discretion of SSFOA National Headquarters. SSFOA is an all volunteer 501(c)(3) tax exempt nonprofit public charity organization. Proceeds go toward the purchase of Silver Star Service Banners and wounded, ill and dying assistance programs, less than 5% for administration. See SSFOA Financial Page See your tax advisor. For more info on deductions see: http://apps2.irs.gov/charities/contributors/index.html Questions/Comments Pertaining To This Web site CONTACT US MAKE A DONATION TO HELP THE SSFOA AND AMERICA HONOR WOUNDED WITH SILVER STAR BANNERS
PLEASE HELP your donations will help purchase
Silver Star Banners that will honor the thousands of Wounded Heroes
on our waiting list and help support our other programs for our wounded, ill, injured and dying.
SSFOA is a 501 c 3 tax exempt nonprofit organization.
All donations are tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
SSFOA purchases 8.5"x 14" Silver Star Banners to honor our Wounded. Banner packages are free depending on donations and supply. Banners may also be Sponsored. Membership is always FREE. As a member of SSFOA--the monthly newsletter, VA information, prayer support, helpful resources, and the opportunity to support other Wounded Military members will be available to you.
SILVER STAR FAMILIES
Jason Wetherby, wounded, receives Silver Star Banner while at
Walter Reed. Presented in behalf of Silver Star Families by
The American Belles "An entertaining, high-energy show featuring American standards and patriotic favorites, all sung in rich three-part harmony." Visit The American Belles website to hear their wonderful voices honoring our Heroes.
PRESENTATION TO JASON BEILL
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Commerce City hosted the 47th annual Memorial Day Parade. Flag carried by Adams City High School ROTC United States Marine Corp
SILVER STAR SHINING FOR SACRIFICE
WE WILL NEVER FORGET
OUR PLEDGE TO THE WOUNDED, ILL AND DYIING
OF OUR ARMED FORCES
We pledge on our honor
To remember and assist the wounded and ill of our Armed Forces
From ALL wars to the best of our ability
We pledge that we will never forget
That we will always remember
The sacrifice you have made
The blood, sweat, and tears that you shed
Will remain on our minds and in our hearts
And we will forever be grateful
We pledge that we will remind others
So that all remember
That you gave up so much
So that this Nation would not perish from the face of the earth
God bless the United States of America
Silver Star shining for sacrifice, honoring combat wounded, ill and dying members of our Armed Forces, and bringing remembrance to those so deserving of our thanks.
We will never forget . . . WELCOME HOME!
"Silver Star Service Flag and Banner and the name are Trademarked"
Silver Star Service Flag at Veterans Day Ceremony!
SSFOA lays wreath at the Tomb of the Unknows
SILVER STAR SERVICE BANNER, FLAG AND NAME ARE TRADEMARKED. "TM"
AND SILVER STAR SERVICE FLAG IS ALSO REGISTERED. "R"
WELCOME TO THE SILVER STAR FAMILIES OF AMERICA
Jeremy Amick, left, and Shawn Johnson, right, of the Silver Star Families of America during a recent visit with Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander, center. Secretary Kander served in both the Army Reserve and the Missouri National Guard and deployed to Afghanistan in 2006 where he served as an intelligence officer. According to Kander, when he visits with young men and women who are considering joining the military, he tells them, "It will be a life-changing experience that will define you in a positive way for the rest of your life."
Community Living Center, Lyons VA Hospital
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""Today I had the honor of witnessing Gov. Nixon present local World War II veteran John Sullivan with France's highest honor: the French Legion of Honor medal. Mr. Sullivan flew 35 combat missions during the war and, with the humility of all World War II veterans, accepts the recognition on behalf of his comrades who did not make it home from the war
Thanks Mishell and all our friends at Turn 1 !!!
Thank you Bob and Staff at Ledo's Restaurant!
Tyler Huffman, a Marine paralyzed from wounds sustained while serving in Afghanistan in 2010 (and a previous Silver Star Banner recipient), presents a Silver Star Banner to Harold Markway at a recent appreciation dinner held for veterans at St. Martins, Mo. Markway served with the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Rowan during World War II throughout locations in the Pacific, and suffered hearing loss as a result of his exposure to the explosion of the ship's guns. Tyler Huffman, a Marine paralyzed from wounds sustained while serving in Afghanistan in 2010 (and a previous Silver Star Banner recipient), presents a Silver Star Banner to Harold Markway at a recent appreciation dinner held for veterans at St. Martins, Mo. Markway served with the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Rowan during World War II throughout locations in the Pacific, and suffered hearing loss as a result of his exposure to the explosion of the ship's guns. Photo courtesy of Margaret Oberkrom.
New needs! The SSFOA is now offering Ham radio classes to our wounded, ill, injured and in need veterans. If you have any old rigs or equipment sitting around in a closet we can use it! Contact Steve at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As part of their efforts to recognize veterans for their combat service, the Silver Star Families of America has worked with the French Consulate to nominate veterans for the French Legion of Honor medal. Pictured above is World War II U.S. Army Air Forces veteran John Sullivan, second from left, presented the medal on behalf of the French government by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, second from right. Also pictured is the adjutant general of the Missouri National Guard, Maj. Gen. Steve Danner, far left, and Silver Star Families of America public affairs officer, Jeremy P. Amick. Photo courtesy of Shawn C. Johnson
Members of Mötley Crüe receive the 2014 Silver Star Families of America (SSFOA) Commendation during a recent ceremony in St. Louis. From left: Vince Neil, vocalist; Jeremy Amick, SSFOA; Nikki Sixx, bassist; and Mick Mars, guitarist. Courtesy/Tina Amick
Global rock heavyweights FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH have enjoyed tremendous support from their military fans over the years and have decided to give back to veterans and those suffering from PTSD with the video to “Wrong Side Of Heaven” which exclusively premiered today on VEVO globally and can be watched here: http://vevo.ly/wM96O1.
We wanted to do something impactful to help our veterans in need.
With this video and the accompanying campaign we hope to shed more light on the seriousness of their issues. The statistics are shocking, and if any change is to take place it will start with general public awareness. We have been playing numerous military shows but wanted to do more; educate, reach out and donate to the organizations that are making a difference to better the lives of our veterans.”
--FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH