Blue Star Families joined six veteran and family member service organizations–Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Gold Star Wives, GotYour6, Give an Hour, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America and Travis Manion Foundation–in demanding respect for the families of loved ones who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our nation. We ask that all candidates, running at all levels of government, demonstrate the character demanded of the offices they seek, and respect not only those who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom but also their families who have borne such a loss to protect our liberties.
Kathy Roth-Douquet, our CEO and president, explains that our groups came together to defend the Khans because of the unique place in society that Gold Star families hold. “They have beyond sweat equity in this country. They have blood equity.”
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