Gold Star Dads Thanksgiving Feasts – Active Military, National Guard & Reserve personal in the Houston Area got a little Thanksgiving cheer this week as members delivered Gold Star Dads Thanksgiving Feasts. The meal boxes contained everything a family needs to prepare an AWESOME Thanksgiving meal including a 15# Butterball Turkey with all the fixins’Continue reading
Texas Heroes Celebration. On Sept 10th & 11th Gold Star Dads will be Celebrating. That’s right, we will be celebrating the lives of 6,884 remarkable young men & women. Patriots from every corner of this great nation who answered the call after we were attacked. The average age; 20 years 2 months. Americans from every political, social, economical and religious cross section. Because that’s how we raise them in America
For the rest of the nation September 11, 2016 marks the 15th Anniversary of the deadliest attack on America since Pearl Harbor. But for Gold Star Families it also marks the beginning of a journey of incredible selflessness by America’s finest young men & women. Over Six Thousand (6,884) American soldiers, our children, have died in Iraq & Afghanistan since that September morning. Continue reading
California has been my home since 1954 when my father came her fresh out of Continental Trade School in Michigan to start a new life with his wife and soon to be five kids. I grew up for the most part in Hawthorne, not far from where Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys got their start. I attended high school, joined the Marines, made my share of mistakes and then in 1980 met the women that God picked for me, my wife of 35 years.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2015 – Army Secretary John M. McHugh announced today that he has approved awarding the Purple Heart and its civilian counterpart, the Secretary of Defense Medal for the Defense of Freedom, to victims of a 2009 shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, following a change in the medals’ eligibility criteria mandated by Congress.
“The Purple Heart’s strict eligibility criteria had prevented us from awarding it to victims of the horrific attack at Fort Hood,” McHugh explained. “Now that Congress has changed the criteria, we believe there is sufficient reason to allow these men and women to be awarded and recognized with either the Purple Heart or, in the case of civilians, the Defense of Freedom Medal. It’s an appropriate recognition of their service and sacrifice.”
2014 Home Front Hero Christmas Project – Our goal is to sponsor at least 25 southern California military families, specifically the stateside spouse & children of Combat Deployed enlisted service members. Continue reading