THANK YOU TO OUR GREAT SUPPORTERS
Newton hopes that the Legion and Auxiliary will help support those service members who have been wounded just like Keilman and Sankowski have done in Fla. Newton’s wife, Diana, added, “We want the Legion and Auxiliary to do the things they are already doing and incorporate us with their efforts.”
“We want to have the Legion family work with us to find the wounded, sponsor banners and visit VA Hospitals,” Newton said. “We never want to forget what these people sacrificed.”
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appreciate your support of AW2 Soldiers, Veterans, and Families in Florida,
and I will work with the AW2 Web site lead to have your organization posted
to AW2.army.mil as quickly as possible. Our standard turn-around time takes
approximately two weeks, including all the various
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AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY
HEART OF OZARKS CHAPTER 621
"To the amazing leadership team of Silver Star Families of America,
Your guidance, leadership, and perseverance have given our program an invaluable blessing and I am personally so very humbled to be part of this team effort to help bring honor and to help preserve the dignity to our combat wounded and ailing American Veterans. Thank you and may the Lord continue to use your organization to sharpen others just as iron sharpens iron."
Founder and National Director
The American Patriot Program
Honor where Honor is Due
Andi Grant, President and Founder of Give 2 the Troops
Resolution Recognizing the Silver Star Families of America passes American Legion District and Rests with the Missouri State Headquarters Awaiting Transfer to National
I am proud and honored to do this for the Silver Star Families of America. Consider it done.
Al Powers, Past commander
The National League of Cities fully supports the Silver Star Families of America initiative and will communicate to our members and ask for their support for Silver Star Service Banner Day.
Very truly yours,
"The Big Four service organizations were asked if they had any problem with Indiana adopting the Silver Star Flag as the flag for the wounded ~ the response was a unanimous endorsement."
Charles T. "Tom" Applegate
Director, Indiana Dept. of Veterans Affairs
Alaska's Governor Palin presents Banners on SILVER STAR BANNER DAY
"I appreciate what you and your organization are doing for our wounded veterans,"
Maj Chris Hemrick
President of Ozark Empire Chapter, Military Officers Association of America
American War Mothers
America Supports You has helped the Silver Star Families of America to become a trusted nonprofit that is known for accomplishing its goals.
"I am glad the Silver Star Families organization has stepped up to fill the gap between the Blue and the Gold star. . . " Military Order Purple Hearts
National Commander Henry Cook
As a father of a son who served in the Marines including combat duty in Iraq, I experienced the ongoing concerns that all parents have about a grown child’s safe return from harm’s way.
And while my son narrowly escaped injury and worse during his time in Iraq, knowing that Silver Star Families of America and other noble nonprofit organizations are there ready to help returning wounded troops is so important to all loved ones involved.
So, USA Patriotism! is proud to recognize SSFOA for its noble efforts with wounded troops and their families and implores all Americans to assist it as they can, knowing it is all about giving back to those brave ones who gave so much more for our great country and their fellow citizens
David G. Bancroft
"Thank you for your kindness and support. I really appreciate all of the cards and prayers that I recieve. Your support and encouragement helps to motivate me to get better.
Thank you and Semper Fi"
"I just wanted to send you a quick heart felt note of thanks for sending me my Silver Star Banner which my wife proudly displays next to the Red Star banner. I am thankful for the support you give the troops and the Lord will bless you and those who help you in a mighty way, if there is any thing I can do please let me know.
BRIGADE RETENTION NCO
May 1st – Loyalty Day and Silver Star Day
Similar to Freedom Day, Loyalty Day is a day to reflect on that specific virtue and re-dedicate ourselves as loyal Americans. Service members and military families join with numerous other types of volunteers who dedicate time and skills to contribute to supporting our Nation and its citizens. America wouldn’t be the same without loyal citizens. Silver Star Day is observed by the Silver Star Families of America (SSFOA). This apropos example of a loyal volunteer organization serves our injured and ill service members. It’s not that they only serve Silver Star recipients, but rather silver is the color they denote for all injured/ill service members. This is in keeping with the idea that blue stars denote all service members and gold denotes those killed in action. http://www.fieldproblems.com/
Newberg, Oregon , I found this site while reading a military news letter, and after reading the information, I believe this is a great way to recognize those of us wounded, or suffering from dibilitating injuries sustained in combat, to include Agent Orange, Gulf War Syndrom, etc. Keep up the great work.
Greenville SC I am a blue star mothers. I think this is a good thing you all are doing. Keep up the good work. I will get the word about the SSFOA. And will help you all when I can. JD
Lake Zurich, IL I think it's a great thing you are doing for those who have given - not the ultimate - but almost their whole lives, as they have to suffer with disabilities. They should be honored. They should be thanked. They should be remembered forever. They deserve this...... Who would think of denying it to them?
North Carolina Thank you for thinking of a way to honor all our wounded warriors.
Erie, PA This is something that is too long overdue.
New Jersey I am a disabled veteran and believe people forget about the wounded who have had their lives completely altered by whatever injuries they have.
Arlington, Wa Hi! I would like to see to it that my city becomes a supporter. I believe it will, given this opportunity.
Oregon, Yes yes yes!!!!! I think that this is a worthy cause.I have only presented one flag to a wounded WWII vet,and he cried.it was very moving
Norcross, GA This is a wonderfull idea, and want to see it passed ASAP, this is the least we can do for our brave men and women in harms way.
Anderson, S. Carolina I am a retired U.S.Army veteran. Although I was not wounded in my time active, I know many of my fellow soldiers that were. I think this is a Great thing you are trying to achieve. Go get um', "hoo-rah" !!! God Bless America, and All the soldiers!
Muskegon, MI It is a good idea to show support and recognize those members of our armed services who have served their country and the scars that will live with them the rest of their lives. I truly support the "Silver Star Banner"
Delray Beach, Fl. Wow what a great concept. Please feel free to call on us for any support you need here in fl, or in my home state of Ga. for political support. Look forward to helping to bring make this happen.
Linton, Indiana I hope to see American Legion and Veteran Groups including the Silver Star Flag in their 4th of July Parades.
Bedford, OH My son, a U.S. Army soldier was recently injured in an IED incident in Baghdad, Iraq. I feel that service members and their families should be recognized in this special way by receiving a Silver Star Banner for their sacrifices. Thank you for your support of our wounded veterans. God Bless you!
Illinois As the sister of a Wounded Marine, OIF 2004, I fully support the Silver Star Banner and feel that it should be made an official Service Banner for the Wounded. I certainly hope that our congressmen and women would support our Wounded Heroes/Warriors and their families by passing legislation designating the Silver Star Flag and Banner as an Official Flag and Banner. If a Gold Star Flag and Banner are important enough to honor our Armed Forces who have died, why not have a Silver Star Flag and Banner to honor our wounded? Yes, there is the Purple Heart, but only the service member who was awarded this medal, or the lineal female decendants of those who are awarded, are permitted to become members of the MOPH or the LAMOPH. I am a sister who is proud of her brothers accomplishments in the Marine Corps and in overcoming his injury to move forward with his life. I would be proud to fly a Silver Star Banner at my home to remember not only him, but all of our Wounded Heroes and Warriors.
Texas We fly the banner since our son has been with the 101st. This symbol should also be designated for the wounded warriors that so many take for granted.
Indiana ARMAD radio I wish this drive the best. That Banner would be very nice to see. Keep up the great work. ARMAD support your group, and is proud to help get the word out about your projects. Thank You and all of our Military Members everywhere.