Gold STAR events

Climb For A Calling
Organized by Curtis Block/The Block Foundation
An annual Stair Climb of 110 floors open to all individuals who want to pay tribute to and honor those who are currently serving, who have served, or have given their lives in the line of duty whether they be veterans or first responders.
Red Dirt Military Moms
Warrior Walk Against Veteran Suicide
Organized by Eva Turner and Pat Apperson
712 E. 6th Ave., Ste. D
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74074 
(405) 714-3899 
Our focus is to ensure no Active Duty Military Service Member, Veteran, or their families feels forgotten. 
Gold Star Parent’s (Mini) Retreat
Conducted by Terry and Beth Burgess in conjunction with Red Dirt Military Moms
(817) 908-0073
A day of connecting with Gold Star parents from Oklahoma in hopes of organizing and conducting a full three-day retreat in Norman, Oklahoma in 2019
No Slack Reunion
Oct 5-7, 2018
Organized by Sgt. Shannon Corbin
An annual gathering of 101st Airborne Task Force No Slack veterans and active duty to celebrate life and liberty, and to honor their fallen.
No Slack Nation
Marine Corps Marathon
October 28, 2018
Sponsored by Medals of Honor
Amy Cotta
PO Box 681401
Franklin, Tennessee
To honor our fallen military and the families they leave behind through sports and special events in order to help heal the visible and invisible wounds of war for both veterans and surviving family members.  

Sacred Mountain Retreat Center

Book Signing and Veteran’s Day Speech                                                                                            November 7, 2019                                                                                                                                                    Las Positas College – 3000 Campus Hill Dr., Livermore, CA (925) 424-1000


This website When Our Blue Star Turned Gold tells SSG Bryan Burgess’ story and to honor his sacrifice while helping other Gold Star families navigate their own journeys and inspire them to tell their stories so others will understand and appreciate the true cost of freedom. 

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