The Next Generation

Information for the newest generation of Gold Star children

May 2018: Families of Fallen Carry On Tradition of Resilience on Memorial Day

May 2018: Families of Fallen Carry On Tradition of Resilience on Memorial Day

Each Memorial Day, Americans honor those whom we cannot personally thank: the soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen who sacrificed their lives for our freedom. History suggests that Memorial Day had its beginnings in Mississippi, where women decorated the graves of Confederate and Union soldiers killed during the Civil War. Ever since Memorial Day commemorations […]

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The Children of 9/11…from CBS News

NEW YORK — While the rituals remain the same, how we keep 9/11 in our hearts and heads is still a work in progress — not just because of the loved ones lost that day, but because of the more than 3,000 children they left behind. For years, the kids had their stories told for them. Now, they […]

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An Open Letter to the Children Who Lost Parents on 9/11

On the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, this is a still-relevant letter written in November 2001 from SDIT to the children who lost parents on that day.   based on the life experiences of SONS AND DAUGHTERS IN TOUCH America’s Gold Star ‘sons and daughters’ from the Vietnam War ___________________________ An Open Letter […]

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