Testimonials

We were very happy to see Gold Star Navy in the Resource Room at the Snowball Express in Dallas Texas. Rufus and Stephanie provided valuable information and also helped in the event. Thank you for being there for us.
- Judi and Pat, Gold Star Wives of America, Inc.
'This was a great experience for me. I am so glad I did it. I appreciate all of the work and coordination from everyone involved. Thanks for your program. It meant a lot to me and my husband. We were taken on a tour of the hanger, meet some of the men now in the squadron, and had a very nice time. Thank you very much Sandra.'
Patricia you are perfect for the job you do with the Gold Star Families. Talking to you over the phone felt like I have known you before and meeting you in person validate my feelings. After almost 14 years it means something special to meet other parents and families who have walked our path and the others who are now on that long painful journey our prayers are with all to find comfort.Gold Star Mom and Dad, Maryland
- KRIS ROMEO BISHUNDAT'S FAMILY
As a survivor of a military serviceman, I'm so pleased for all of you in supporting and caring for those who have lost their love ones like mine. Your kindness and cooperation is being appreciated.
- Gold Star Spouse, California
I just wanted to thank you again for your help yesterday. I really appreciate it. I felt so much better when I left your office. I had been feeling so stressed and overwhelmed with everything I need to do, and not knowing where to start. It is nice to have someone to help! I will move forward on the things we discussed. Hope you have a nice weekend!
- Marysville,Washington

Thank you Danielle and thank you rider.   We appreciate that our son was remembered with such honor and respect. (at your Hero Spin Event)  He would have been proud to have participated.  This would have been his thing to do; so this has made us smile.

- Gold Star Mom, California
With everything thats happened to my family, I am so proud of the courage and military service that my father and brother displayed, they lead by example. (Navy Gold Star) played a very important and personal part in my journey to honor my brother and those shipmates that he served side by side with. I extend my warmest regards and respect to you and yours for serving our country and for being caring in seeing that we were able to spend time on the base at the (Vietnam) Memorial.
- Gold Star Brother, Nevada
Thanks Sabrina for your greatful assistance in obtaining gold star pins for me and my family. We do appreciate your hard work in making this possible.
- Gold Star Dad
"Thanks for doing what you do for the Gold Star Families, it's both inspiring and overwhelming, especially for the families from an unpopular time in history who have been forgotten for so long. Your work and support is important to us and a reminder of what the Navy family is."
- Gold Star Daughter- SW
It's just so nice to know you care and are there if I have a need
- Gold Star Mom, Montana
My husband and I have really enjoyed the Navy Gold Star Program events that we have attended. It's always good to be with other people who understand the loss of our daughter who served in the military. Patsy Jackson, in particular, is one of the most caring people we have met through this program. The Navy Gold Star Program provides much needed services to these families who have sacrificed so much!
- Doreen , Gold Star Mom

I recently received an email from my command advertising the 5K Gold Star Run (in San Diego).  This is a very big deal for me.  My brother was killed in Iraq 19JAN06.  He was with the 101st AB and died as a result of an IED to his Humvee.  While my family and I will always grieve from his loss, its events like these that help push through the hard days

- Gold Star Brother, California
Thanks for doing what you do for the Gold Star Families, it's both inspiring and overwhelming, especially for the families from an unpopular time in history who have been forgotten for so long. Your work and support is important to us and a reminder of what the Navy family is.
- Gold Star Daughter
Words can’t express how thankful we are for Erick Roberts! We have known him for little over a year and he has been so gracious in helping my daughter transition into a new state and college. He has been so helpful and resourceful and we are so grateful for his continued support. Mahalo Erick!!!
- The Williams Ohana
Samantha is the person you would want to be your best friend. She is carrying, loving and a fantastic person. Samantha went beyond her ability in helping our family. She makes you feel like you are not alone. I always loved to see her and her pretty flowers. Thank you Sam
I appreciate the Navy and the concern that has been shown and follow up given to us.
- Gold Star Mom
The Gold Star Program has been an awesome resource for my daughter and myself. When Ms. Patsy Jackson (who has been an amazing resource to my daughter and myself) reached out to me it had been four years since my husband had passed but I wasn't sure if participating would reopen wounds for me, but I thank God I did because I was able to connect with other survivors and that was truely a blessing to know I wasn't alone in my struggles. All of the activities that this program provides for surviving family members is such a great thing. My daughter has been able to participate in various programs and go to various places because of Gold Star such as the Easter egg roll at the White House, which would not have been possible other wise. I just want to express how grateful I am for this program and Ms. Patsy and Ms. Pam. Thank you so much Gold Star!!
- Nicole Busey
I think the navy gold star program is wonderful. It has been 13 years since I lost my son. It still feels like seconds not years.... thank you for your help. It warms my heart to know that I can turn to you
- Gold Star Mom- Colorado
Ms. Patsy Jackson helped me going through my transitions with healthcare today. I am very happy she was hands on service and has been very nice and personal. Thank you again for assisting me.
- Mayumi - Gold Star wife
Patsy, you are such a blessing. You helped me through such a difficult situation . After losing my spouse of 25 years. You gave me such great guidance on obtaining the information I needed for my daughter's scholarship. I honestly don't know what I would have done with out all your sincere help. Patsy you have went so far beyond the call of duty for our family. Thank you so much for all your help and your service to our family. God Bless you .
- Darlene, Maryland
Thank you so much for always sending (me) emails and keeping me informed, I really appreciate you!
- Susan
Thank you Erick Roberts! My Gold Star Coordinator, I really appreciate the trouble you took to help me attend the Bells Across America Remembrance Ceremony. It is comforting to know that our service men and women are being remembered and honored for their service and that you still are here to support their families in their grief and loss. And thank you for QMC Brian Jones who escorted me to this event with utmost respect and dignity. God Bless you!Gold Star Mom
- Gold Star Mom
Mrs. Jackson, you're such a blessing. We don't feel forgotten after our loss anymore. We greatly appreciate the moral support you provided to us. Thank you very much for all you do. Carol & Andrea
- Carol & Andrea