I have three things that
no one would ever want.
have a Gold Star that I wear on my hat every day.
have a letter from the President of the United States.
have the flag that was draped over my son’s casket.
27 May 2007, I joined the ranks of the Gold Star Fathers.
The Gold Star Mother’s organization is
one of the most
honored organizations in this country. While I do not want to say or
they are not to be recognized for the work they do, I will say that
go a little farther and include the fathers as well as the other family
who are touched by the tragedy of losing a loved one who was lost while
this country. It is a group that no one wants to join.
On the hood of the 58, there
will be a field of blue with gold
stars rising from the field as if flying to the heavens. On each one of
gold stars, I will put the name of a fallen hero from each one of the
states. The names that will appear on the hood will be placed there on
a first come basis. If I receive more then one name per state, the
additional names will be placed on a gold star elsewhere on the truck.
When this project is completed, I will
be traveling around
to visit with the Gold Star Fathers who have volunteered to have their
on one of the stars.
I will not solicit anyone who
has lost a loved one. I will
not call or contact any of the names on the list of fathers who have
had to say
their final good-bys to their sons or daughters. This is strictly
would like the Gold Star dads to contact me to volunteer to have the
their hero on one of the stars. The names do not have to be from the
Grief knows no time
If you know of
a Gold Star Dad who may be willing to participate, please tell him of
website. My contact information is listed on the contact page.
If you cannot open the form that I send to
ensure the information about your fallen hero is correct, Steven
Blackwell Sr. has graciously put the form on his website at: http://goldstarfathers.com/projects.html
Our Fallen Heros Page