Maryland Gold Star Mother Stephanie White attended The American Gold Star Mothers Inc. Virginia Department Meeting on April 15, 2023 at The Patton Hall Community Club Conference Center at Joint Base Myer- Henderson Hall. Gold Star Mother Rose Duval, Department President presided over the meeting. Virginia Chapters, Alexandria, Hampton Roads and Virginia Beach were represented at the Department Meeting. The keynote speaker was Brigadier General Debra Lovette, Director for the Department of the Air Force’s Integrated Resilience Office. Election and installation of Department of Virginia officers were sworn in by American Gold Star Mother Executive Board member, Patti Elliott, 2nd Vice President. There was a hero memorial table with all loved ones pictures and a tribute was performed by each Gold Star Mother by lighting a candle and saying their hero’s names.