Welcome Stryker’s Veterans Association! We are so grateful you have chosen America’s Gold Star Families as your designated charity this holiday season! Click on the Donate Today tab to proceed.

We look forward to accomplishing many good things on behalf of families of the fallen thanks to your partnership!



America’s Gold Star Families is sponsoring the Hometown Hero Banner Project and are now taking applications. Banner cost is $250.00, size is 30″x76″ and will be hung on street lamp posts in Peoria, Illinois. Banners will be displayed May through November starting in 2018 and will continue the tradition annually. A Dedication Ceremony will launch the project Spring 2018 date TBA.


Registration deadline for first order is April 1, 2018. After this, registration immediately reopens for the next order with deadline August 1, 2018. This process will continue for each year following.


The Banners will feature picture of fallen heroes who lost their life while serving active duty in the United States Armed Forces or who are listed as Missing in Action (MIA).


Banners are durable vinyl, double-sided with sponsor name appearing at the bottom. Cost is $250 each. We highly recommend using a professional military photograph otherwise picture may appear grainy due to size of banner. Banners will have a life span of three years and will be retired to the family once removed.


Individuals, families, businesses, organizations and corporations are all encouraged to sponsor one or more of the banners. Sponsor name will appear at base of Banner. We will match funds with families of the fallen. All gifts are tax deductible as AGSF is a 501c3.


To the City of Peoria Public Works for their partnership in this endeavor and their commitment to remembering our fallen while honoring their families. Without them this project could not be possible.

Download application, make check payable to Gold Star and mail to:

Gold Star Families, 2426 W. Cornerstone Ct., Peoria, IL 61614.

Email picture to:  info@americasgoldstarfamilies.org.

Questions call:  309-231-5090.

Photographs that are mailed will be returned.

Click link below for application.

Hometown Hero Application





Click here to download America’s Gold Star Families’ 990’s