Nov 12, 2011

American Gold Star Mothers Dinner

November 7th, 2011

The American Gold Star Mothers is a national organization consisting of mothers who have lost a son or daughter in the service of our country. Our hearts go out to all the mothers and fathers, we are sorry for your loss and please know that these Heroes will never be forgotten.

Horses for Heroes - NM, Inc. President Rick Iannucci was the keynote speaker. He pledged that all of New Mexico American Gold Star Mothers who would like their Warrior's remembered will be placed on a wall plaque beneath a Gold Star in our future bunkhouse/team-room.

No words can express our gratitude for all the hard work that went into putting together such a lovely dinner for our organization. Thank you all for your generosity and kind hearts! And thank you to all who attended the dinner for our benefit.

Hard at work! Barb McCormick & Shelia Dotson

El Pinto Garden Room

Silent Auction

Live Auction

Entertainment provided by "Sons of the Rio Grand". Please visit their website at:

Good Conversation

American Gold Star Mothers of Albuquerque, NM: Left to right
Mary Cowan. Son: Army CW3 Aaron William Cowan DOD 2/26/05
Jo Ann Zembiec. Son: Marine Maj. Douglas A. Zembiec, DOD 5/11/07
Becky Christmas. Son: Army Capt. Todd T. Christmas, DOD 11/29/04
Kay Coleman. Son: Marine Sgt. Stephen M Carpenter DOD 7/31/06
Pat Merville. Son: Army Spec Christopher A. Merville, DOD 10/12/04
Michelle Bowman. S.son was Army Spc. Brian Bowman, DOD 1/3/10 (Medic)
Ladies, our hearts are with you ~ God Bless.

Helping MC, Brad Christmas, with the live auction is our own SGT. C. Tidwell (US Army, Ret.) and MSGT. Joe Snyder (USAF).