Greetings Fellow Houstonians – Last week Houston took the worst that Hurricane Harvey could muster and came out the other side a bit worn and a little tattered but still standing tall. Houston displayed what Texans proudly refer to as #TexasPride.
People came from around the state and across America to pitch in when they were needed most. Boats of every kind floated the streets of Houston looking for survivors. During our days in the field serving food to the community and those spent doing demo I would say it was #AmericaStrong that told the whole story. Read Full Patriot ReAct Story Here
Gold Star Dads and fellow Patriots working together to create a positive outlet for the Military and Civilian communities to unite in a single effort. Making a lasting impression in the lives of our current service members, deployed military families and veteran community.
“Fathers Standing United for Faith, Family & Freedom”
Our motto is not just a catch phrase that looks good on a shirt or vest, it is a way of life;
Ordinary men fortified by the strength of our Faith in God, standing together to form an unbreakable brotherhood, specifically chartered to carry on the mission of Freedom handed back to us by our brave sons & daughters.
Gold Star and Military Outreach Projects
I don’t have enough space here to share everything that is going on in Houston, Texas and on the national front. As you can see from the list below and the Coming Events Calendar Gold Star Dads has a busy schedule.
- Active Duty Military Outreach – events are held at military bases and national guard armories throughout the united states. Here in Houston events such as Unit Mess Call and Thanksgiving Feast Boxes are handled on a local basis by our GSD Chapter.
- “Old Guard” Outreach – these Gold Star Dads events take place at VA Hospitals and Veteran Centers all year long. Events like out “Old Guard Veterans Appreciation Dinner” honoring WWII and Korean War veterans are held every December. Check the calendar for actual dates.
- Combat Deployed Military Outreach – Military Family outreach projects are held annually during winter holidays. Secret Santa Project and Home Front Hero Christmas are a big hit.
- Gold Star Family Outreach – helps keep our members healthy, both physically and spiritually, through peer mentoring, prayer, fellowship events and annual Gold Star Family events.
Please take a few minutes to check out the Gold Star Dads calendar and the volunteer projects. There are outreach projects for everyone’s taste, I am sure you can find a favorite or two.
Gold Star Dads Objectives
Our National objective is to provide public awareness of America’s Gold Star Family Community and to celebrate and honor America’s combat veterans and their families.
Further, we endeavor to assist and support, were ever possible, other veteran projects from around the nation thus making a lasting impression in the lives of our veterans by creating a positive outlet for the Military and Civilian communities to unite in a single effort.
Celebrating America’s Gold Star Families and Honoring our Combat Veterans
We have been given a great honor and an even greater responsibility, one that can only be accomplished by standing tall and proud with other Patriots.
If this sounds like something you have been missing in your life, come join Gold Star Dads of America and thousands of Patriots across America and experience the full impact of the remarkable legacy our children have left for you.