Families United has launched the first National Gold Star Family Registry. The public, online platform – www.goldstarfamilyregistry.com – is the first, comprehensive record of fallen heroes and family network ever developed. Whether they gave their life in World War II, Vietnam, Korea, Iraq, Afghanistan or another conflict, the registry is a place to ensure their memory will live on.
“Up to this point, there has not been one place where all heroes who gave their lives can be found either in print or online,” said Families United Executive Director Brian Wise. “There has not been a national registry or public database that serves as a perpetual memorial to all those who paid the ultimate price for this nation. The aim of the registry is to create the first “virtual memorial,” ensuring that Americans from all over the country can learn about the heroic sacrifice of service members firsthand and allow their families to connect.”
The National Gold Star Family Registry is not just a searchable database of the fallen, but a new community of America’s Gold Star Families. Family members have the opportunity to create a tribute page for their hero as well as their own online profile as part of a private Gold Star network. The registry provides them with new avenues to communicate, support one another and most of all, honor the fallen. As the registry grows, Families United will add new functions that will further develop the largest online community of Gold Star Family members ever created, helping families support each other across the years and miles.
“This registry means so much to me,” said Amy Dozier, Gold Star Wife from Durham, N.C. “It’s a chance for me to create memories with my little girl. Most importantly, it’s a way for families to come together to support each other in the grieving process, while remembering those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for us.”
“We can never repay the debt of honor that our fallen heroes gave to the cause of freedom,” said Wise. “However, with National Gold Star Registry, we can ensure that their effort and bravery will be acknowledged for years to come.”