Welcome to the home page of the Minnesota Chapter of the American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. As with our National organization, we are a group of mothers who have lost a child who was on active duty in the military. Together we honor our children’s memories while serving and healing together.
Back in the 1970s, Minnesota had a couple of Chapters of AGSM, Inc. Over the years, membership dwindled and the Chapters became inactive. With the United States involvement in the War Against Terror along with the dangers of regular military life there has been a rise in the number of Gold Star Mothers in our state. In the summer of 2009, a group of Gold Star moms banded together to ask the AGSM National Office to grant us a charter to start a new chapter here in MN. Our charter was granted October 1, 2009. In December we began meeting. Our Chapter includes all of MN. If you are a Gold Star Mother in MN and would like to join our Chapter, please check out the information on our JOIN page.
North and South Dakota are included in the Minnesota Department of the National American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. Neither of these states have an active Chapter at this time. Therefore, we welcome the Gold Star moms from these states to be a part of our group.
2013 Memorial Day, Fort Snelling National Cemetary
Lupe Luque and Barbara Farrell
State Capital Fallen Heroes Display, St. Paul, MN