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D-Day 70 Years Later: Lessons from our ‘siblings’ of WWII

The 70th Anniversary of D-Day is an opportunity for SDIT to look to its “older” siblings for similarities in the emotional search all Gold Star “sons and daughters” encounter. Written in the year 2000, here is the very personal account of Ed Peters” search … for his father who was lost after parachuting into Normandy on June 6, 1944. 

Following My Father’s Footsteps

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My mother and I began our journey in Washington D.C. by attending the Memorial Day service sponsored by the 101st Airborne Division Association. We visited the wreath laying ceremonies at the Vietnam Memorial and the 101st Airborne Division Memorial atArlington National Cemetery. Continue Reading →

Memorial Day 2014


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As in years past, Sons and Daughters In Touch has been invited to attend the annual Gold Star Families breakfast in the White House. The following are brief biographies of the Gold Star ‘Sons and Daughters’ scheduled to represent SDIT on Memorial Day. Continue Reading →

Gold Star Children – the documentary.

Across the country, the documentary “Gold Star Children” is currently being screened at film festivals and special events. On Veterans Day 2013, the film was shown at Arlington National Cemetery. “Gold Star Children” was produced by SDIT member Mitty Griffis Mirrer and includes interviews with many Gold Star “sons and daughters” from the Vietnam War. Sons and Daughters In Touch is proud to support this film and the connection it is making between generations of Gold Star Children! Continue Reading →