November 2019

A Gold Star to honor & remember

It’s a club to which no one wants to belong. You can’t pay to be a member, but the cost is high. Instead, membership is forced upon you. Gold Star Families become members when an immediate family member – a father, mother, son, daughter or other loved one – falls while serving his/her country in […]


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A Gold Star to honor & remember

It’s a club to which no one wants to belong. You can’t pay to be a member, but the cost is high. Instead, membership is forced upon you. Gold Star Families become members when an immediate family member – a father, mother, son, daughter or other loved one – falls while serving his/her country in […]

Treasure, not trash: Serving an invisible population

Valerie Beguin paints a picture of the scenes she encountered as a former investigator with Illinois Department of Child and Family Services: A phone call is made to the Illinois Child Abuse Hotline, which initiates an investigation within 24 hours. The anonymous caller reports seeing his neighbor severely beating her 9-year-old son. An investigation with […]

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