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A message from Kelly Swanson, President of Maryland Gold Star Mothers

Today I spoke to Ronald Greenwood of Hot Rods for Heroes, and he has requested that I give everyone an update on his current health. Ronnie is a proud Army Veteran, who loves God, his family, and his country, he is a true Patriot. In 2010, Ronnie and his father began Hot Rods for Heroes. Hot Rods for Heroes motto is “Honoring the Past, Saluting the Future, Never Forgetting our Fallen.” They accomplish that with every NHRA/ IHRA drag race, as well as every event they hold or are invited to. Ronnie lives his life to honor and remember not only our Veterans and Active Duty, but also our fallen heroes and their families. Ronnie has been an avid supporter of everything the Maryland Gold Star Mothers stand for and do. Many of us have been honored and blessed to have attended races and events where magnets of our fallen sons and daughters are displayed on race vehicles and hotrods. Ronnie and his team also visit Arlington National Cemetery during Memorial Day, Gold Star Mother’s Day, and Christmas to decorate our loved ones resting places, and to just be there to support us.

As you are aware, Ronnie was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2019. We have all been praying for him, cheering him on, and supporting him from afar because of COVID-19. Unfortunately, in November of 2020, the cancer returned. Ronnie, being the fighter that he is, wanted so much to come to our December 2020 meeting to tell everyone himself. Because of COVID-19, travel and sickness from his team, he could not make it to the meeting. As stated above, today I heard from Ronnie and he advised that that he would be entering Hospice care in the coming days. He requested me to write this letter to make everyone aware of his condition. He additionally wanted me to convey to you all that it has been his utmost honor and privilege that we have allowed him and his team to become part of our family and journey. Ronnie has in place a dedicated team of individuals who will continue the mission of Hot Rods for Heroes.


THANK YOU to all of our supporters who helped make our recent fundraiser a success!

IN HONOR OF OUR HEROES

As you may know, we cannot have our annual crab feast fundraiser this year due to COVID-19. However, we can have a virtual 5k!  The link is below, and we hope that you can join us. Please feel free to pass it on!! https://runsignup.com/Race/MD/Timonium/MarylandGoldStarMothersVirtual5K

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THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING MCVETS!

Gold Star Mothers Maryland Chapter is honored to be this year’s Grand Marshalls for the 25th Annual VIRTUAL MCVET 5K/10K Race & Walk – Save the Date – November 11th. Go to their race website for more information: https://runsignup.com/Race/MD/Baltimore/MCVET5K10KWalkorRun

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MEMBERSHIP DUES 2021

Members are encouraged to renew their membership dues. $35 for 2021 which are due by December 31, 2020

Here is the link: https://www.goldstarmoms.com/store/p77/National_Membership_Fee_2020.html


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